A special coating is being applied to a paddling pool to prevent accidents.
Last year, as part of efforts to spruce up the beachfront, Angus Council maintenance workers put a fresh coat of blue paint on the Arbroath pool, but a number of children were left nursing cuts and bruises after slipping on the reconditioned surface.
The work will delay the season opening at the West Links attraction until council bosses are confident the new non-slip surface is safe.
Fencing has been erected around the pool and the site is closed off, with the opening scheduled for next month.
A council spokesman said: “Work is being undertaken at the West Links paddling pool that will make the attraction more durable.
“It is being shot blasted and coated with epoxy resin-based paint which is harder wearing than the chlorinated rubber paint used previously.
“It will mean the pool is ready for use a week later than normal, opening on Tuesday June 12, but we hope that people understand.”
Arbroath West and Letham Independent councillor David Fairweather said: “I think we need to bear in mind this work is necessary, and reflects the significant investment the West Links area has seen recently.
“I think this investment is paying off in terms of the number of people I see enjoying themselves there.”