‘Teething problems’ after major work at Richmond Swimming Pool mean some lessons have been cancelled today.
Bosses at Richmond Swimming Pool say minor problems with the new heating system mean the pool water temperatures are cooler than they would like.
Austin Gordon, general manager of Richmondshire Leisure Trust, said the main pool was about one degree lower than usual and the teaching pool was about two degrees lower.
He said: “The temperatures are slightly below what is ideal so we have taken the decision to cancel some school lessons today.
“It’s an unfortunate situation but we were conscious the temperatures were a little low for the younger children.”
Mr Austin said the problem was with the venue’s new boiler system which was tripping out.
Engineers from Richmondshire District Council and the contractors which installed the system are working on resolving the problem today.
“I’m confident that by this time tomorrow the situation will be resolved,” Mr Austin added.
The pool has seen a £1.4m revamp in recent months, with the work including a new roof and heating system.
The pool was closed for several months while the upgrades took place.
It has since emerged that it will need to shut again later this year for further work to tackle leaks found during the upgrade.
It is estimated this work will cost a further £240,000.