Three young sisters scarred for life by acid in a holiday hotel's swimming pool have won thousands of pounds in compensation.

Tour operator Aspro is set to pay up more than two years after Megan, Amber and Tiegan West suffered excruciating burns in Tenerife.

The hotel pool contained five times the amount of acid needed to regulate chlorine levels when they were hurt in October 2002.

The girls' mother, Jacqui West, aged 38, would not reveal the level of compensation but admitted it ran into thousands of pounds.

"We are delighted it is all over," she said.

"The girls have been brilliant but it's been a stressful time for the family. We had to fight because they went on holiday without a mark on them and they came back scarred for life."

Megan was aged just nine, Amber six and Tiegan four when they suffered first and third degree burns on the first day of their #1,600 holiday at the Atalaya Court Hotel, in Las Americas.

The girls, from Polesworth, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, feared they might have to undergo skin graft surgery but doctors decided it was not needed.

Aspro, part of the Airtours group, admitted liability but a compensation package has only just been agreed.

The family's solicitor, Suki Chhokar, said the deal still needed a judge's approval but he was confident there would be no hitches.

"This was an awful case involving young girls and it could cause long-term effects which we are not yet aware of," he said.

"A judge must decide whether the compensation is adequate but I'm sure he will do because we have taken the opinion of a barrister."

An Aspro spokeswoman said she could not comment until the package had been legally cleared. But she confirmed the company's offer had been accepted in principle.