The pandemic prompted authorities to propose the partial opening of a new water park. There was also a meeting between the management of Plopsy and the mayors of Hannut and Landen. “We toured the entire park to see for ourselves how it works and then set a date on December 11 to welcome the first swimmers,” explains Manu Douette. Initially, only public pools will be available. The 4,800 square meter building is practically ready for use. Work began in May 2019 and is expected to be completed. There are only a few details to be worked out. “Due to the pandemic, it has not been easy to move forward, but we are here. Currently, the complex is 95% ready as some attractions have to be carried out. infrastructure safety and water quality have already taken place, ”adds President Plopsa. The filling of the pools started a few weeks ago to speed up the process.
The park, with an investment of EUR 25 million, presents the bee Maja, the boom, and provides space for relaxation, recreation, sports and learning. The Plopsaqua Hannut-Landen is notable for being larger than the De Panne, launched 5 years ago, and having an outdoor area.
From December 11, swimmers will be able to use the building’s two public swimming pools, but not the rest of the complex. “We will be working gradually, allowing exceptional swimmers to arrive first between 4pm and 8pm. two swimmers, or 16 people per hour, ”explains Manu Douette. Secondly, schools or clubs with children up to 12 years of age will be added on 4 January. “Schools will be presented with the timetable and a field visit with physical education teachers will be organized.”
CEO Steve Van den Kerkhof estimates that around 1,200 people can enter the building under normal conditions. Finally, he hopes to be able to inaugurate the entire complex quickly. In this situation, the price should be adjusted with an entry price of EUR 3 instead of the planned EUR 5.