Fylde Council have shared the news that the popular paddling pool near St. Anne’s Pier has successfully undergone a deep clean and will be open today (Friday 5th August) ready for the weekend .
At the time of the closure a Fylde Council spokesperson explained that the paddling pool is an Edwardian structure and as with all heritage facilities, things occasionally break down or need repair work. The pool outfall pipe needed repair and whilst that was carried out the Council took the opportunity to perform a deep clean
The paddling pool will now close for 1 day every 2 weeks for a deep clean.
There is still controversy, however, centred on dogs entering the pool. Jack VanDuyn commented earlier today, ‘Shame they didn’t see the dogs and dirty feet in the empty pool yesterday.’ Jayne Barr remarked, ‘Hope the no dogs in pool signs are up & prominent now…..’ Judith Rigg agreed, ‘ Me too! How anyone thinks it’s ok to let a dog go into a children’s paddling pool is beyond me.’