Swimmers in Knaresborough will be able to take the plunge once again this weekend (Saturday 26 May) as the town’s pool reopens.
It has been closed for an extended period while emergency repairs were carried out.
A leak in one of the main outlet pipes was discovered a fortnight ago when it was noticed water levels in the pool were dropping.
A team of specialist engineers have been working ever since to fix the problem situated deep beneath the pool.
It had to be completely emptied of water, but this presented the opportunity to give the it a health check and re-grout the tiles.
Re-filing the pool, treating the water and heating it – which takes around four days – began in time for it to be reopened on Saturday morning, just in time for the longer holiday weekend.
Councillor Stan Lumley, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure, said:
I’m delighted this much loved and regularly used pool will be reopen again from the weekend.
I’m sorry for the disruption that has been caused and I’d like to thank people for their patience and understand.
A leak is rather unfortunate when you have a swimming pool and I’m grateful for the hard work of the engineers to find, and fix, the problem.
I look forward to welcome users back to Knaresborough pool.