The leak in Teignmouth’s Lido has been fixed in time for the outdoor pool to open at the start of the summer half term holiday, Teignbridge Council has confirmed.

The Eastcliff Walk pool was forced to close prematurely last August due to a water leak.

Teignbridge Council has confirmed it will reopen on Saturday May 25.

Locals had raised concerns that the pool may not reopen this season as work to repair the leak did not appear to have started until very recently. Contractors were still on site yesterday (April 18).

However, Teignbridge Council maintained that ‘the water leak has been resolved and the filter media has been replaced’.

‘Further ongoing pre-season works are scheduled, but the pool filling has now started with a view to circulating and heating the water in the coming weeks,’ it added.

The 25 metre pool has only been open for three months since 2019. It was due to open following an £800,000 decarbonisation project in 2022 but delays due to issues with materials supply deferred public swimming until May 2023.

Kingsteignton’s Community Pool is already welcoming swimmers. Town Crier Jackie Edwards was the first to take a dip this year, when she officially opened the community run pool last Sunday (April 14).

Elsewhere in Teignbridge: Bovey Tracey’s outdoor swimming pool is scheduled to reopen on April 27; Ashburton’s pool will reopen on May 24; Moretonhampstead’s pool on May 25; and Buckfastleigh is also due to open at the end of May.