Perth Leisure Pool has reopened after a £210,000 facelift. The week-long refurbishment has resulted in updated flumes — now with added lights and music — a swipe entry system and a makeover of the cafe.
The sauna cabin has been replaced and new flooring has been laid in the Monkey Jungle area.
Visitors will also notice new parking charges and entry/exit barrier controls — introduced in a bid to stop city centre workers using the car park for free. Centre users will have to pay 20p for up to two hours or 40p for a maximum of four, rising to £6 for up to six and £10 for up to 12.
Self-service cashless kiosks, designed to speed up booking, will also be put in place over the coming weeks.
The improvements follow a £40,000 gym upgrade earlier this year.
Centre bosses Live Active Leisure (LAL) said initial feedback had been “excellent”, with the flumes in particular proving to be “a big hit”.
The board of the £25 million PH20 project, which could bring new swimming pools and an upgraded ice rink to the pool/Dewars Centre site, has still to reveal its long-term plans.
However, Debbie Scott, operations manager at the pool, said it was important the 29-year-old venue, which attracts 400,000 users a year, continued to play its part in the Perth economy meantime.