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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.

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The empty swimming pool on Saturday morning

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.

Empty swimming pool at Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge

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 leisure pool when it is full

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.

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