THE children’s pool at Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline is set to finally re-open after more than a year of waiting.

It was shut indefinitely for repairs after a routine inspection last January revealed tile movement.

Necessary work had been expected to be completed by August last year, but it still remains out of action.

Fife Council service manager Raymond Johnston said: “Tiling works are now virtually completed and the pool will be getting filled later in May. We will then carry out full testing of the water quality, but all being well we hope to have the pool back open by early June.”

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) run the centre on behalf of the council and a statement on their website said: “As the tenant of the building FSLT has limited control over remedial works of this nature. Repairs to the pool tank have proven both complex and challenging. Consequently the work has taken longer than expected.

“We are pleased to announce that the work within the toddler pool will be completed by the end of May. Only some minor tiling and finishing will be required for the surrounding areas when the partition comes down (or when the area is opened up).

“The next stage is to re-fill the pool and complete all relevant testing relating to this. All going well we hope to have the toddler pool open again early June. Once again we would like to apologise for the length of this closure and thank you all for your patience in this matter.”

James Dunbar, area leisure manager for FSLT, said: “We will continue to work with our partner Fife Council, who is leading on the works, and will keep customers informed of the progress of repairs and the expected date of the opening of the children’s pool via our website and social media.”