“ Address: Perth Leisure Pool / Glasgow Road / Perth / PH2 0HZ „
I recently visited Perth Leisure Pool with my six year old daughter whilst having a short break in the area. The pool, which originally opened in 1988, was situated on Glasgow Road which was fairly central and well signposted, making it easy to find.
My initial impression of the building was good, quite dated but well maintained, however I was very put off by the car parking. The car park was a two storey concrete affair (adjacent to the pool) which was badly lit, very damp and if I'm honest, a bit creepy. The complex itself consisted of a large laned swimming pool for the more serious swimmer, a jungle type activity pool for the tots, an outdoor pool, a wave area, small slides, a large jacuzzi area, large open swimming areas of varying depth, a lazy river and two large flumes (don't think I've missed anything) It seemed to me that everyone was catered for, with plenty of room for swimmers and plenty of room for kids to play.
The two flumes were great fun and well supervised by the staff. One flume was suitable for adults and children over five and the other was suitable for adults and children over 8, both were fast and fun!
The changing rooms were clean and tidy but badly in need of updating, The lockers were very small with lots not in working order, the changing cubicles too were very small and not accommodating for families with children. The shower area is at the pool side and only had 4 working showers which meant we had to queue to use them which I didn't think was great.
The overall cleanliness of the pools I found to be of a good standard although some areas looked a bit grubby as they were in need of a coat of paint/re-grouting etc.
There was a large cafe within the complex which overlooked the pools making it great for the kids, but very very hot! The cafe sold a wide variety of snacks such as soup and sandwiches, fruit, yoghurt's, crisps, sweets, hot & cold drinks, burgers, chips, toasties etc and the prices were reasonable. I was approx £10 for two toasties, two drinks and two cakes.
The pool was open 7 days from 10am and admission was £4.40 for an adult and £3.40 for a child with under 5's going free, although there were a variety of offers available.
Overall we had great fun in the pool and a pleasant lunch in the cafe. I would definitely return if I was in the area again.