Damage forces Southsea splash pool closure

Allotment holders are angry about repeated attacks of vandalism - from left:  Pete McBride, Karen Staden, Roger Davidson, Matt Redsull and Chris Matlock     Picture: Keith Woodland

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SOUTHSEA’S splash pool has again been forced to close – this time after its soft floor was damaged.

The seafront attraction, which is opposite the D-Day museum, has been temporarily shut by owner Portsmouth City Council.

It is the pool’s second closure of the year after algae was discovered and had to be cleaned during May.

The damage to the bottom of the pool was caused at the weekend and it was closed on Sunday morning when it was noticed that there were holes in the soft floor.

The council said these were ‘possibly caused by children picking at it’ and added that the attraction is likely to be closed for a few days until it can be repaired.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Obviously this is extremely disappointing given the lovely weather, but children can still have summer holiday fun by visiting the watersplash at Canoe Lake or Hilsea splashpool.’