Cornwall

Penzance outdoor swimming pool reopens after algae outbreak

Jubilee Pool, Penzance
Image caption The algal bloom at the Jubilee Pool in Penzance restricted lifeguards from seeing the bottom of the pool and was treated with chlorine

An outdoor swimming pool in Penzance, Cornwall, has reopened after too much sunshine caused it to be temporarily closed.

Tempus Leisure, which runs the Jubilee Pool, said a combination of sunshine and warmth created an algal bloom which shut the lido on Friday.

The Art Deco pool was wrecked by severe storms in January and February 2014 and underwent a £3m restoration.

The lido's official reopening ceremony was held on Saturday 28 May.

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Image caption A £3m refurbishment was needed to repair the Art Deco pool's serious structural damage caused by severe winter storms in early 2014

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