Visions Leisure Centre's pool has re-opened after maintenance work was carried out to fix water temperature issues.

The pool at the Cumnock centre closed around two weeks ago, for extensive repair work to take place.

A new central heating pump, automatic top up system and boiler control box are among a few of the replacement parts installed to increase the water temperatures.

Visions is owned and run by local Scottish charity Cumnock and District Leisure Group.

Planned refurbishments were due to take place before the pandemic, with East Ayrshire Council approving plans for upgrades in June 2021.

The project to fully upgrade the ageing plant are set to take place in August, with Visions saying that EAC confirmed that "we [East Ayrshire Council] are still planning for works to start on site around August".

Visions added: "The billing process is completed, and we await formal tender issue and return dates from our procurement team."

With the pool running back to normal, plans are in place to address the backlog in swimming sessions.

Kaye Hannah, chair of Cumnock and District Leisure Group said: "Unfortunately, the recent issues of cooler water temperatures have been ongoing for some time. 

"Thankfully, we can now say this has been addressed and all services are back to normal.  We again thank our customers and members for their patience and understanding. 

"Staff will be in touch to deliver any lessons backlogged during this interruption.

"With the loyal support of our members, pay-as-you-go customers and East Ayrshire Council, we are recovering.  

"Our board would like to publicly thank Anne Hendry, our manager, and her staff at Visions for getting us back up and running.

"It is fair to say this has been a difficult time, on top of the other pressures faced post pandemic."