Well, the chances of Aquasplash reopening at any time soon are now rather slim.
Photos of the latest stage of the Leisure World redevelopment were posted on the members-only Hemel Hempstead Remembered Facebook page yesterday.
But now that the side of Aquasplash has been ripped off by heavy machinery, it is clear that work on restoring the site to its former glory has begun in earnest.
Aquasplash was closed on Monday, November 4, 2013.
Posting under a photo of the former swimming facility that was posted on Facebook yesterday, one user said: “Shame it’s gone. My daughter loved it.”
Another said: “I got up to a lot of mischief in there, back in the day.”
A Tesco spokesperson recently said: “We are really excited about the chance to provide a great new facility for the community.
“Internal strip out works have been completed and we hope that most of the other construction work will be finished by autumn 2014.
“We continue to work closely with the council and will keep local people informed as the plans progress.”
The new Leisure World will include ‘seven or eight restaurant units,’ the cinema and possibly other facilities including the ice rink – though this is not 100 per cent guaranteed.
It is not thought that a new Aquasplash will be included in the plans.