Bradford's Mirror Pool Reopens For Yorkshire Day

The popular attraction closed in April due to problems with its fountains.

Bradford’s much-loved mirror pool is up and running again after staff and contractors pulled out all the stops to repair its cutting edge fountains system.

Engineers have worked around the clock to restore the pool’s cutting edge underground fountains system so that people can once again enjoy the city’s multi-award winning urban water feature.

Much to the delight of local children, the UK's largest urban water feature will again fill and empty, and its perimeter fountains and play jets will squirt into the air providing hours of entertainment for kids of all ages.

The pool’s high quality filtration and water treatment system is back to producing swimming pool-standard levels of water quality.

Engineers will continue to work on the mirror pool over the coming months with the system expected to come back to full operation this November.

The system will be upgraded taking advantage of significant technology advances which have occurred in the last eight years.

This will include the development and installation of a bespoke web-based system to give greater control of day to day management and maintenance.

City Park’s mirror pool closed for repairs in April following a flood in its pump room.

Diagnosing and repairing the system has taken several months due to complexity of electronics, water treatment systems, pumps, valves and fountains management system.

It took several weeks just for the underground system to dry out and be tested; the upgrade will feature additional measures to prevent this happening again.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “We are thrilled to have Bradford’s multi-award winning urban water feature up and running again.

“We all feel a great sense of pride and satisfaction when we see families enjoying the space and shared local people’s disappointment when the mirror pool had to be shut down for repairs.

“Staff and contractors have worked extremely hard to bring our world-class facility back into operation and we look forward to again welcoming residents and visitors back to this much-loved attraction.”

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