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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 September, 2003, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
City's lido makes a splash
Tinside will now open until 14 September
A newly-restored lido in Devon has proved so popular that its initial opening period is being extended.

About 1,100 people have used Plymouth's Tinside Lido since it opened on 16 August.

Plymouth City Council has now decided to extend this season's opening for a further week until 14 September.

It has taken 10 years to get the facility up and running and 3.3m worth of restoration work.

We would urge anyone who has still not been down to the Hoe to come and dip their toe in the water
Councillor Peter Smith
Much of the money has been spent on the pool's base, engineering works and a new system to filter and chlorinate the sea water which fills it.

Architects worked closely with Plymouth City Council and English Heritage during the restoration of the Grade II-listed Art Deco building.

Councillor Peter Smith of Plymouth City Council said: "We have been delighted with the response of the people of Plymouth to the reopening of Tinside and would urge anyone who has still not been down to the Hoe to come and dip their toe in the water."

When the lido closes for the winter staff will be start preparations for next year.

Plans for 2004 include improved catering, inflatable fun sessions and opening the lido for parties and corporate events, including the National Fireworks Championships.

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