Pool guidelines

POOL GUIDELINES AND ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Please read the pool guidelines before joining us for swimming. These are important for your information, safety and hygiene.

Before and when you arrive

  • Advance booking is essential either through direct debit or pay as you go membership
  • Sessions times are Monday to Thursday 06.00-20.00. Friday 06.00-19.00, Saturday and Sunday 08.00-17.45 – see timetable for full schedule
  • Under 5s must be accompanied by a responsible adult (16 +) in the pool
  • Children aged 5-8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (16+) who must remain in the pool or on poolside.
  • We advise all swimmers to shower immediately before and after their swim, both for hygiene and to minimise any effects of discoloration from copper in the water.
  • Suncream must be applied at least 30 mins before swimming so it does not come off in the water – for your own safety and for the cleanliness of the pool
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your booked session
  • Come ‘pool ready’ if you can, including showering before you arrive
  • Enter and exit the pool in single file

In the pool

  • Lane swim only – respect lane discipline and other swimmers, they may be slower than you
  • If you are a competent swimmer working on improving your technique and need equipment please bring your own equipment
  • Please do not use any equipment that has been out of use
  • Swim responsibly and maintain social distancing
  • Backstroke and butterfly is prohibited
  • There are three lanes – slow, medium, and fast

Other

  • No sunbathing or sitting poolside
  • Hot drinks are available but please move away as soon as you have purchased your drink

Thunderstorms

In the event of a thunderstorm, all swimmers will be asked to leave the water immediately. Swimmers can re-enter the pool after the thunder has stopped for 20 minutes, once the signal is given from a member of staff, and subject to timetable.

In the event of lightning, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes, with rules as above for thunder.

General pool stats

  • The shallow end is 1 metre
  • The deep end is 1.8 metres
  • To make access easier, we have staircase style steps into the pool
  • Latest ionisation technology is used for cleaner healthier water
  • Water temperature is on average 28ºC/83ºF  all year round
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