In the first series of the comedy, preparations for the grand opening come unstuck when builders discover a leak in the pool; Brittas starts a clinic where members of staff can talk freely; and Carole runs amok with an axe when her baby disappears.
In the second series, news arrives from Bulgaria of Brittas' demise but then he suddenly walks through the leisure centre's doors. Brittas jumps to the wrong conclusion when he discovers Carole inside a cupboard, and a cow takes over the squash courts.
The third series sees Brittas facing trial for multiple murders and drug running. Brittas later receives a mysterious package from South America; Laura threatens to jump ship when she is offered a new job; and Helen goes into labour.
As the comedy returns for a fourth series, Seb Coe arrives at the leisure centre to promote an event. Colin attempts to impress his daughter by pretending to be the manager of the leisure centre; Brittas accidentally hypnotises himself; and the staff spread rumours about something going on between Brittas and Laura.
The fifth series includes a visit by 'Songs of Praise' to the newly re-built leisure centre. Brittas considers firing Colin; plans are made for Colin to marry Carole; and a newly installed water tank begins falling through the floors of the leisure centre.
In the first episode, Helen escapes from her mental hospital. As the series continues, a circus arrives at the leisure centre; an outbreak of lethal diseases causes chaos; and Helen participates in a parachute jump that goes wrong. This was the first series to not feature Laura (Julia St John), which meant that the grounding the character of Brittas so desperately needed was absent. As a consequence the stories had a tendency to become increasingly surreal and bizarre.