Construction is underway to transform a paddling pool into a new splash park for families.

When complete, Staple Tye paddling pool in Harlow will be the first hybrid facility of its kind in the town.

Construction work began in March and are on course to be completed in time for the start of the paddling pool season this month.

The larger pool is being converted into a splash park and the smaller pool will be kept as a paddling area, with the addition of some water features.

The layout will include several new features including water arcs, water jets and blasts, water curtains and streaming showers.

New, brightly coloured, non-slip flooring is being installed, with artificial grass surrounding the updated facility as well as update perimeter fencing.