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Peebles Swimming Pool reopens 7 August

Joint news release from Live Borders and Scottish Borders Council: 4 August 2023

Peebles Swimming Pool reopens 7 August –  welcoming back swimmers

Live Borders and Scottish Borders Council are delighted to announce Peebles Swimming Pool will reopen to the public on Monday 7 August.

Extensive repairs and renovating works have been carried out following a fire incident forcing its closure in June 2022.

The extensive program of works included enhancements to the building fabric, the installation of solar panels to assist in both Scottish Borders Council and Live Borders focus on energy efficiency, better insulation, a new energy efficient boiler and pump equipment and renovation works to the reception. 

The works carried out by SBC Contracts have resulted in the swimming pool being returned to the public in a much better condition than it previously was, future-proofed with a longer term use and future for the local community. 

Leader of Scottish Borders Council, Councillor Euan Jardine, said: “I’m delighted to see the opening of the pool, it’s a great asset to the community. We’re pleased the Council and Live Borders have been able to deliver the pool back to the community, in an enhance condition, more efficient and future-proofed. We thank everyone for their cooperation and patience throughout its closure.”

Live Borders CEO, Ewan Jackson, said: “It is fantastic to reopen the pool and welcome everyone back. I want to pay tribute to our staff who have worked extremely hard to get the pool open as quickly as possible after the extensive works.  We look forward to seeing all our regular swimmers back in the pool, and hope that the reopening can bring a fresh enthusiasm from the community to come and have a swim, and enjoy the facility.”

Following completion of the works at the pool the pay and display car park beside Peebles Swimming pool (B7062) will also reopen on Monday 7 August.

For information about Peebles Swimming Pool and other Live Borders swimming facilities click here.