Pool reopens early

A Borders swimming pool which closed to the public after an ‘incident involving glass’ reopened today, Wednesday, ahead of schedule.

By Paul Kelly
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 2:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 2:56 pm
The pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick has reopened ahead of schedule.
The pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick has reopened ahead of schedule.

When Live Borders, the operators of the Teviotdale Leisure Centre, announced the closure of the pool at the venue on Friday, April 22, it was feared it could be out of action for a number of weeks.

It was necessary to fully drain the pool, clear debris and carry out further checks before reopening the Mansfield Road facility.

But due to staff going the ‘extra mile’ the venue is now back up and running.

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A spokesperson for Live Borders said: “We are so happy the swimming pool is open again. All activities you love to attend will resume as normal.

“With such an amazing work team at Teviotdale Leisure Centre we have managed to open earlier than intended and we are so excited to have everyone back.

“Big thanks to the staff for jumping in every day and scrubbing the pool squeaky clean.”