Seafront splashpool reopens after algae is removed

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SOUTHSEA’s splashpool has reopened after dangerous algae was removed by specialist cleaners.

The pool was unable to open in time for last week’s hot weather because the algae had made it too slippery for children to play in.

Specialist cleaners were called in to deal with the build up, which was described as extremely difficult to remove.

Portsmouth City Council has now declared the pool, which is by the D-Day Museum on the seafront, safe to use and it re-opened yesterday.

Cllr Lee Hunt, the council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: ‘We’re thrilled that the splashpool is re-opening just in time for the bank holiday weekend.

‘With the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations taking place over the next few days, it’s only natural that Portsmouth families will want to be out enjoying all the great attractions that the seafront has to offer.

‘The splash pool is just one of the great free attractions that Portsmouth City Council offers to residents, delivering on our promise to provide more things for more people.

‘The new £400,000 splashpool in Hilsea is also opening this Friday June 1, so there will be free water play facilities across the city for families all across Portsmouth to enjoy.’