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Aqua Park Suffolk at Alton Water in Ipswich closes due to algae

A water park has permanently closed due to fears of health concerns relating to algae.

Aqua Park Suffolk, at the Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich, only opened in July last year and has previously temporarily shut because of algae.

Managers said levels of the blue-green algae recently found in the water were not considered harmful, but has made the decision on precaution.

The Aqua Park opened in July last year (stock image)
The Aqua Park opened in July last year (stock image)

The park had 72 inflatables, slides and obstacles, designed to be a fun test of water skills.

All future bookings will be refunded.

Earlier this year, the owners had experimented with new equipment designed to stop the spread of algae, but this proved unsuccessful.

A statement released this week read: "Customer safety is our highest priority and based on the rising trend and guidance from Alton Water, we are taking the very difficult decision to permanently close Aqua Park Suffolk.

"We would like apologise to our disappointed customers and thank everyone who has supported Aqua Park Suffolk during its first few weeks."

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