Swindon Link Centre pool 'to reopen in February 2013'

The reopening of a swimming pool in Swindon has been delayed by six months.

The Link Centre pool was closed on 30 July for £75,000 worth of re-tiling work to take place but when contractors started work other problems were found.

A borough council spokesman said the problems were "serious" and much of the work would need to be done by specialist contractors.

Swimming clubs with events booked have been told the pool will not reopen until February.

"Where possible they've been given help to find alternative venues," the council spokesman added.

"The length of the delay is very disappointing, and we're sorry it's going to be so long.

"Clearly, next February is a long way off, but it's a realistic date and will allow all the work to be done properly."

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