A ticking timebomb

In 2001, sportscotland commissioned a major research study to estimate the broad maintenance and repair costs of Scotland’s public pools over the years from 1999-2020.

Entitled 'A Ticking Timebomb' this resource summarises the results of the study for Scotland as a whole and covers:

  • Public pool maintenance, periodic upgrading and refurbishment
  • Good practice in public pool maintenance, upgrading and refurbishment
  • The Pool Refurbishment Study
  • Study outcomes
  • National and regional sports facility strategy


Date published: 12 June 2023
Date updated: 12 June 2023


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