CLLR Tracey Simpson-Laing needs to be clear on what constitutes a ‘dirty’ swimming pool, as she claimed in her original letter.

A ‘dirty’ pool implies that good housekeeping is not evident, and perhaps water quality is questionable.

Users see this as paramount and would other not use a dirty facility.

Cllr Simpson-Laing then changed tack and suggested that the fabric of the building was dirty.

Glass fibre is used throughout the industry because of its durability, is not prone to fade, as the colour runs all the way through the product.

We know swimming pools have corrosive environments, so it’s vital suitable materials are used to combat this element, high-grade stainless steel being one such metal.

There is no better construction product than this.

My question still remains unanswered, which was this: what measures will be taken to ensure that this new development at Monks Cross does not fall into disrepair and become ‘dirty’ in time?

Since public money will be invested (£320,000 per annum), we need to know that this facility will stand the test of time, like Yearsley has, and not be scrapped in 20 years, like Waterworld.

R Van Den Heever, Acomb, York.