Exactly 8 years ago today our pool looked like this as we raced to fix decades of neglect in time for opening for the start of the May half term.
We've come a long way since then, but the hard work continues, each year wrestling with operational, logistical and financial issues to get the pool ready for opening.
This year we're dealing with the biggest financial threat for generations and a race to install new pumps, filters and dosing systems in our plant room.
We'd very much appreciate your patience and support for the coming season as we try to iron out any last minute glitches.
We look forward to seeing you all for half price swims on our opening day on 27 May, and throughout the summer.