WORK on the paddling pool in Craig-y-Don has entered the final stages, as the council edges closer to revealing an opening date.

The local authority came under heavy criticism last year after revealing that the paddling pools would not re-open for Summer 2023 due to a high risk of people slipping.

The local authority did not comment on whether there was an issue with non-slip paint / whether it had failed a test.

Residents and visitors have waited a long time for the paddling pools to open.

According to a Freedom of Information request, pendulum 'slip tests' were carried out on the paddling pools in January 2023 and subsequent reports were received in February 2023.

Slip tests revealed areas of concern at each of the paddling pools.


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However, progress at the site has been helped by last week’s dry weather, with all major construction at the site completed and the final stages of work underway.

The council said the opening date for the pool would be confirmed further down the line.

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “Last week’s spell of dry weather has also helped progress at the fourth site in Craig-y-Don, which is by far the largest pool.

“All major construction work has been completed and contractors are now carrying out the final stages of their work when the weather allows. 

“The opening date for Craig-y Don paddling pool will be confirmed closer to the time.”