SPENBOROUGH swimming pool is to officially reopen after bosses splashed out more than £½m on a re-vamp.
The pool, at Bradford Road, Liversedge, was closed in March for refurbishment.
It reopened to the public in August, but on Monday it will be officially declared back in action by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Mary Harkin.
The renovations, costing £650,000, have been carried out by companies on behalf of Kirklees Active Leisure - the charitable trust which runs Kirklees leisure services.
Martin Priestley, operations manager for Spenborough Pool and Sports Complex said the opening ceremony would mark the hard work involved in the refit.
He said: "I am delighted to invite those who played a major role in improving the facilities back to the centre."
The improvements include new changing rooms with 12 family cubicles and a baby change area, plus a cubicle for disabled people.
A dual door system now operates in the changing cubicles, allowing customers to change in the dry side area before exiting the cubicle into the wetside area.
This aims to improve cleanliness.
Locker sizes have also been increased.
New heating, ventilation, pool filters, drainage systems, lighting and a heat exchanger for the pool have also been installed.
Energy efficient sensor lighting has been introduced in the pool and changing areas.
The cafe bar has been given a new look, with a breakfast bar overlooking the small pool.
It has child friendly tables and chairs and bright and inviting décor, plus a new healthy eating menu.
In 2003, £50,000 was spent on new water tanks, re-grouting of the pool and new pipe work.
The modernisation of Spenborough pool is part of a £6m programme of improvements to sport and leisure facilities across Kirklees over the next five years, by Kirklees Council and Kirklees Active Leisure.
* Spenborough Pool was opened in 1969 by the Duchess of Kent.
* It cost £300,000 to build and replaced the antique baths in Tofts Road, Cleckheaton.
* It had two pools, a springboard and a three-metre fixed diving platform.
* In 1986, the pool had a slide added to it. This was upgraded in 1996.
* The main pool holds 196,000 gallons.
* Every year members of the Mormon Church hold baptisms in the pool.
* Since opening, the pool has welcomed 7m swimmers.
* It is now managed by Kirklees Active Leisure, based at the Galpharm Stadium.