Massive swimming pool re-opens

(c) The Weyermannshaus leisure facility in Bern.

The largest swimming pool in the country – some claim the biggest in western Europe – will open up this weekend after more than a year of renovation.

The pool at Weyermannshaus, just outside Bern, is 16,000 m2 – more than twice the size of a football pitch. If you walk around the sides, it’s almost half a kilometer. It was first built in 1958.

Before the renovation, it was losing 300 tonnes of water a day through leaks. 

Fixing the pool cost CHF 35m. 

It will officially open on Saturday – with many other municipal pools. 

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