UPDATE: Swimming pools in Pontefract and Castleford temporarily closed

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Swimming pools in Pontefract and Castleford have been temporarily closed.

Wakefield Council said Pontefract Swimming Pool and Castleford Swimming Pool are shut from today (Monday) because of a technical problem which could affect the water quality.

It hopes the pools will be reopened by Wednesday.

Karen Collins, service director for culture and sport at Wakefield Council, said: “Due to a technical problem, potentially effecting the quality of the water, both Castleford and Pontefract pools have had to be temporarily closed.

“We apologise for any disruption or inconvenience this causes and can assure customers that we are working with our suppliers to get a speedy resolution to the issue. We hope to have the pools reopen by Wednesday morning.”

Pontefract Swimming Pool, on Stuart Road, and Castleford Swimming Pool, on Aketon Road, are normally open Monday to Thursday from 7am-9.30pm and 7am-8.30pm on Friday and for reduced hours at the weekend.

Featherstone Pool is open as normal.