THE swimming pool at Queens Park Health and Fitness has been closed for repairs.

It is understood divers initially tried to repair the damage at the Boundary Road pool but the site has now been drained.

Swimming lessons have been moved to Parr Swimming and Fitness Centre and pool users have been informed.

A St Helens Council spokesman said: “The swimming pool is currently closed due to a number of loose and broken tiles at the bottom of the pool.

“Surveyors are draining the pool to investigate the problem before carrying out repairs, and we expect their report imminently.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will reopen the pool as soon as repairs have been made, and will keep residents informed of the progress."