Update: Friday 8th October 2021

Paul Cromwell, Live Active Leisure CEO said: “We are looking forward to reopening Perth Leisure Pool on Monday 11th October.    

"It's fantastic news that we've been able to reopen in time for the October holidays and we'll be offering a special promotion during this time; families of up to 2 adults and 3 juniors or seniors can swim for only £10.  We are also pleased to announce that during the holidays we'll have our famous Aquarun, floats and fun sessions, plus a Pool Disco on Saturday 16th from 16:00 - 18:00.  Visit our timetable for more details.

"As a reminder all pools will reopen, as well as the Monkey Jungle, Gym and Health Suite.  Unfortunately, the flumes, wild water and other features will remain closed at this time but will reopen later in the month.  

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our contractors who have worked extremely hard in a difficult year to ensure the works remained on course.  We'd also like to thank our team and our customers for their patience. We know Perth Leisure Pool is an important venue in the lives of our local community and we are both relieved and excited for the doors to open. 

Update: Monday 20th September 2021

Paul Cromwell, Live Active Leisure CEO said: “ The reinstatement work continues, and we are pleased to update that Perth Leisure Pool remains on course to reopen on Monday 11th October.  

“From the 11th October and during the school holidays the venue will be open daily from 10am - 6pm. All pools including the main leisure water, training pool, outdoor lagoon and children's pool - will reopen, as well as the Monkey Jungle, Whirlpools, Gym and Health Suite.  Regrettably, there is a delay to the availability of the flumes, wild water and some other features and these will come online later in the month.  

A full programme of activities will commence from the 25th October including swimming lessons so keep an eye on our information pages for more details over the coming weeks.

“We'll continue to keep you updated via social media and our website regarding our reopening launch."


Update: Monday 6th September 2021

Paul Cromwell, Live Active Leisure CEO said: "Work continues to progress with the reinstatement of Perth Leisure Pool.

"During the last two weeks the project team encountered an unforeseeable electrical issue, this has now been resolved and we would like to thank our Principal Contractor, SSE and Perth and Kinross Council for their support and quick response in minimising the impact of this additional work. This issue has unfortunately delayed the projected reopening of the venue until Monday 11th October.

"The reinstatement of Perth Leisure Pool remains an incredibly complex project, but please be assured that we continue to do everything we can to get the venue open as soon as possible.

"Further updates will be provided week beginning the 13th of September".

If you have a Live Active Fitness membership, please keep an eye on your inbox for a member update email.

Update: Tuesday 6th July 2021

Paul Cromwell, Live Active Leisure CEO said: "Work continues to progress with the reinstatement of Perth Leisure Pool.

"I'm pleased to confirm that we remain on schedule to reopen the venue towards the end of September, but as everyone is very aware, nothing is functioning and operating 'normally' at this time and therefore I feel the need to caution that the risk of delay in the reinstatement programme, as a consequence of Covid and Brexit related issues and challenges remains.

"Be assured that we will continue to do everything we can to get the venue back open as soon as is possible. Further updates will be provided more frequently as we move closer to reopening.

"Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming back all of our customers in the not too distant future".


Update: Monday 23rd November 2020

Following the announcement that the flood damage to Perth Leisure Pool required a 12-month closure, Live Active Leisure and Perth and Kinross Council have been working together, over the last few weeks, to look at ways which could potentially bring swimming back to Perth City earlier than September 2021.

A range of options have been considered, including a temporary 'stand-alone' modular swimming pool, a technical reconfiguration of the existing training pool plant within Perth Leisure Pool, utilising temporary external heating and filtration units, and the potential to recommission the swimming pool at the former 'Healthworks' Sports facility at the Aviva headquarters site.

Paul Cromwell, CEO of Live Active Leisure commented, “It is very disappointing that I must inform customers that unfortunately, these options have been ruled out. A temporary pool would take approximately 9 - 12 months to put in place. Reconfiguring the existing training pool would take at least 6 months and would create a high risk of negatively impacting on the wider reinstatement works which is progressing, which could therefore result in an extended closure of the whole facility. In addition, we have been advised that there are alternative plans for the former 'Healthworks' Sports facility moving forward.

"We understand the importance of Perth Leisure Pool in the lives of the people of Perth, supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities, providing fun learn-to-swim opportunities for children and adults, and providing the training ground for our young athletes and the Olympians of tomorrow.

'We will now focus our full attention to the two principle priorities over the course of this challenging period. Firstly, we will do everything we can to support key user groups, clubs and customers by providing access to alternative programmes and venues in the area, and secondly, ensure that the reinstatement works at Perth Leisure Pool is completed on time, and of course, if we are able, try and bring the reopening of Perth Leisure Pool ahead of the anticipated September 2021 reopening date.

Karen Reid, Chief Executive of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “Covid-19 has sadly again restricted indoor sports activities, but nonetheless I’m grateful to the Live Active Leisure team for trying to find a temporary solution enabling our youngsters, local clubs and the public to enjoy swimming in Perth city centre whilst the Leisure Pool is repaired. Our joint focus now must be on getting the Pool repaired as quickly as possible and the Council continues to work closely with LAL to support this as an urgent priority.”

Further updates on the progress of reinstatement works can be found on our website or by following our social media pages.


Update: Friday 16th October 2020

Over the last few weeks work has been underway to assess the flood damage to Perth Leisure Pool's plant room, as a result of the exceptional rainfall during the storm in August.

Given the complexity and specialist nature of the repairs required, Thomson Gray Consultants have been appointed to project manage the works required to reinstate the venue. The Consultant Project Team have confirmed that this work is estimated to take around 12 months to complete.

Live Active Leisure and Perth and Kinross Council are working jointly to consider any opportunities and viable options to return swimming provision in Perth at the earliest opportunity and if possible, on a temporary basis to enable repair works to complete.

Perth & Kinross Council Chief Executive Karen Reid said: 'Not being able to re-open Perth Leisure Pool is incredibly disappointing and will have an impact on our schools’ learn to swim programme, on local sports clubs and on the wider health and wellbeing of our communities.

‘We will be working urgently with LAL to look at everything possible that we can collectively deliver while the work is ongoing.’

Paul Cromwell, Chief Executive Officer, from LAL said 'We are devastated that this news comes at a time when we would be able to start reopening the venue after the lockdown and impact of Covid 19. We know how valued Perth Leisure Pool is by our customers and know that this will come as a massive blow to many.

'It is also an incredibly anxious time for our highly skilled and loyal team of nearly 80 staff who are based at Perth Leisure Pool, and we will keep them fully updated on the options that we are investigating with Perth and Kinross Council. In the immediate short term, we will try and do everything we can for key user groups by providing access to other swimming pools available in the area. We ask customers to remain patient and rest assured our teams will be in touch with key user groups at the earliest opportunity'.

This is the most up to date information we have, and we appreciate that many of you will have questions around memberships, swimming lessons, however we ask for your patience and to bear with us whilst we work through all of this. Further updates will be available on social media and company website.

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