Swimming pool left high and dry at Stourbridge leisure centre after water drains out
Half-term fun has got off to a slow start at the Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge after staff arrived to find the leisure pool empty.
The pool, complete with slides, a beach area, bubble seat, toddler slide and water feature was left high and dry when the water drained away overnight.
A statement on the centre's web page said that a technical fault meant the pool would be closed on Saturday and Sunday (October 23-24), right at the start of the Autumn half-term holiday for children.
A spokeswoman for the leisure centre said she didn't know why the pool had drained.
However, a member of the public who visited the leisure centre to find the pool devoid of water, said staff told them a filter had been left out, causing the pool to drain.
Staff also said told customers the pool is being refilled with a hose but that will take "a long time", as disappointed kids were turned away from the centre.
The spokeswoman added that the centre's 25-metre pool remains open as usual.
The popular leisure pool is expected to reopen on Monday with a family swim in the morning and public swim in the afternoon.