Repairs set to force pool closure for two months
A POPULAR city swimming pool is set to close for about two months.
Much needed repairs to the roof at Penlan swimming pool are to get underway soon.
It means the facility in Heol Gwyrosydd will be temporarily closed from Monday, September 9.
Pool users are being advised to go to Morriston and Penyrheol instead.
Repairs are expected to be complete by the end of October.
The remainder of the leisure centre facilities at Penlan will be unaffected throughout the works.
The news follows a report in July that some swimmers were being pooed on by pigeons roosting inside the roof space.
Swansea Council is behind the refurbishment project.
Cabinet member for regeneration, Nick Bradley, said: "The pool at the Active Swansea leisure centre in Penlan is very popular but, as with all facilities of this kind, it needs some maintenance work from time to time to ensure it continues to be fit for purpose.
"The work means the pool will be temporarily unavailable for a two-month period, but swimming will continue to be available at the Active Swansea leisure centres in Morriston and Penyrheol.
"We're keen to ensure people in all our communities have access to high-quality sports opportunities."
There will be some additional early morning swimming sessions available at Morriston Leisure Centre throughout Penlan pool's temporary closure.
These will take place between 6.15am and 8.30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Full details of the Morriston and Penyrheol swimming timetables are available in the Penlan Leisure Centre foyer.
Swimmers can also visit www.activeswansea.com to download the timetables.