THE temporary closure of a Warrington swimming pool has been extended, as work to fix temperature issues takes longer than anticipated.

Broomfields Swimming Pool, in Appleton, closed more than a week ago due to problems with its heating sensors.

Warrington Borough Council confirmed that the faulty heating sensors meant that temperatures in the pool were fluctuating, making it unsafe for swimmers to use.

As the pool is frequently used to carry out swimming lessons through the week and on weekends, parents have been informed that these lessons will not be taking place for the foreseeable until the heating issue is fixed.

In a more recent update on the ongoing closure, the council has said that it is ‘continuing to work with the contractors to identify a resolution as quickly as possible’, but no reopening date is yet in sight.

A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “The pool at Broomfields Leisure Centre continues to be closed due to issues with the water temperature.

“Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to fix the problem.

“We are continuing to work with the contractors to identify a resolution as quickly as possible to enable us to reopen the pool safely.”

WBC extended its apologies to those affected by the pool closure, and in particular those that have had swimming lessons cancelled because of it.

It highlighted that a main priority was for the safety of pool users.

“We will continue to provide updates via social media and the Aquatics Team will directly contact those members on our learn to swim programme to confirm when lessons will resume.

“Thank you for your patience with this matter,” a WBC spokesperson added.