After strange algae was discovered, the spring lakes water park near the Nottinghamshire-Dereshire border has been closed. Once the lab reports into the discovery are back, the park will reopen.
The algae was found in Long Eaton’s Spring Lakes water. Mansfield couple Katie Hill and Richard Hill opened the PS500,000 waterpark in Long Eaton in 2019, on the former Trent Meadow site, which is 133 acres in size.
The team stated that they will remain closed today because it was impossible, despite all our efforts overnight, to obtain the right level of water testing done due to the bank holiday. These will be completed as quickly as possible so that we can safely reopen.
The team also stated that a small amount of unusual algae was found on our site during our 27/08/2022 pre-site inspection. These results were inconclusive. After consulting with our water treatment company, we now suspect it to not be blue-green algae. However, we believe it prudent to keep the site closed while we await a full laboratory report.
We don’t take this decision lightly because we know how many people depend on the site for different reasons. Our team will contact you within the next few days to issue a refund if your booking has been affected.
“Our team is working hard to solve this issue, but we won’t compromise safety. We appreciate your patience as we are experiencing high demand for emails, messages, and phone calls. We will contact you, so there is no need for you to contact us.
The Waters Edge Cafe will be open as usual, just like our fun city. Sunny weather is forecast for the lake and it will be a great day to relax on the lake. We appreciate all your support and kind words. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the lake soon.