Page last updated at 10:15 GMT, Friday, 13 June 2008 11:15 UK

New centre forced to close pool

Leisure water
The leisure water section of the centre was closed

A section of a 17m leisure centre in south west Scotland has been forced to close just two weeks after it opened.

A small number of tiles were found to be coming loose in the leisure pool area of the DG One development in Dumfries.

A council spokesman confirmed that the section had been closed to the public since Wednesday.

Contractors have been brought back in to fix the "snagging issue" and the pool is due to reopen later.

The DG One development suffered a string of delays before it opened on 28 May.

It boasts three swimming pools, a fitness suite and a 1,200-seat events area.

Being resolved

Earlier this week a problem emerged in the leisure water area.

A council spokesman said: "It was an issue with tiles coming off.

"It was all signed off by the contractor so we thought it would be best to get them to come in and look at it.

"It is a snagging issue and they are resolving it."

The leisure water area was expected to be open to the public again by Friday evening.




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