Cracks are forming in the windows of the stadium pool, the Stöcken pool has been in need of renovation for years – Hanover’s pools urgently need to be renovated, that’s for sure. However, the renovation program adopted by the city of Hanover eight years ago no longer covers the need. “We need an update for the pool concept,” says SPD faction leader Lars Kelich. One should also ask oneself whether the demolition and new construction of the Stöckener Bad would not be more cost-effective than a costly renovation.
Fössebad ready in 2027
In fact, the city had budgeted 42 million euros for the repair of all the bathrooms in Hanover. But the planned new construction of the Fössebad in Limmer alone devours around 30 million euros. According to a council decision, the city will start planning for the new Fössebad this year. The combined indoor and outdoor pool is scheduled for completion in 2027. Only then will the city repair the stadium pool. This is because the sports pool will remain closed for many weeks and water sports enthusiasts can then switch to the new 50-meter competition pool in the Fössebad. It remains unclear how the Stöckener Bad will continue.
By Andreas Schinkel