Folk will have to pay to park at leisure pool due to close for £150k revamp

Perth Leisure Pool

Perth Leisure Pool is to undergo a £150,000 refurbishment that will see users having to pay to park there.

The building will close its doors to the public from October 30 to November 5 for the works that will introduce new flume features, a swipe entry system, sauna cabin replacement, a cafe makeover and repairs to the Monkey Jungle.

The improvements to the flumes will include speed timers and a light and sound system.

There will also be pool surround resurfacing, repairs to the children’s area flooring and pool plant repair and refurbishment.

A spokeswoman for Live Active Leisure (LAL) said the revamp of the building will also include self-service cashless kiosks and improved parking access, with the introduction of parking charges.

LAL announced in August it was to start charging drivers for use of the leisure pool car park, claiming users were “frustrated” by city centre motorists leaving their cars there for free.

Drivers will be charged 20p for two hours, after a free initial 15-minute spell, rising to £10 for up to 12 hours.

The LAL spokeswoman said: “As with any ageing building, Perth Leisure Pool requires ongoing maintenance works in order to provide a continued safe and reliable operation and to ensure the venue remains attractive to customers.”