A SWIMMING pool in Taunton has been closed after the lighting failed. 

Everyone Active, the new provider of Somerset West and Taunton Council's gym centres, closed the pool at Blackbrook Leisure Centre this morning (September 10), after the lights wouldn't turn on.

The closure only impacts the main pool, while the small pool is still open.

Staff at the centre plan to reopen the pool tomorrow, after installing a new lighting system. 

Dan Coleman, general manager at Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa, said: “Unfortunately, the lighting in the pool hall failed this morning, which has left us with no lights. Therefore, the main pool is closed until we can install new lighting tomorrow morning.

"It will reopen and be running as normal from 1:30pm tomorrow. The teaching pool has not been affected. 

“We have ordered new LED lights as replacements which are more energy efficient, last longer and better suited to a humid pool environment.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience.”