Updates

We are happy to announce that we will be running cold water lane swimming on a Friday evening and a Sunday morning throughout September for as long as we have the staff available to do so! More details will follow. ...

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Outdoor pools always get filled with small stones, sand, leaves and other small bits of debris.

Our pool cleaner, Pablo, sucks up these bits to keep the pool nice and clean. As part of our cleaning schedule the pool cleaner goes into the pool at the end of every day, keeping the water crystal clear!

One of our supervisors stuck a GoPro to it whilst it was in during lunch break

The video is sped up by 400%
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Why not come for a relaxing swim in the sun 🏊🏻‍♀️

If swimming isn't for you then we have sun loungers, get yourself a late summer tan! ☀️
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A huge good luck to everyone, including some of our lifeguards, who are picking up their A-level results today 🤞 ...

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Get yourself down while the sun is shining! ☀️

Press the get directions button down below now! 😀
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What a difference an hour makes, we will be open for the 4:30pm till 6:30pm session! ...

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Huge thank you to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling for our new pool furniture, we love it! ...

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We've been informed that our aquafit instructor is away for the next three weeks including tomorrow.

We're really sorry
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3 weeks ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool's cover photo ...

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We are so grateful for the outpouring of support that we received recently with the announcement of the diving board and prior to the season with the slide.

There have been some brilliant fundraising suggestions, and we would love to pursue each and every one of them.

However, we just don't have the people available.

If you could spare some of your time to help us fund raise for the pool, the slide, the diving board, etc we would be so incredibly grateful.

As a charity we rely on support from the community, without you we can't remain open.

We also have a go fund me for both the slide and the diving board:

www.gofundme.com/f/diving-platform

uk.gofundme.com/f/stanhope-pool
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As many of you will be aware our diving board has been out of action lately. After speaking to a specialist we have had to make the decision to take it permanently out of action.

The board was given to us second hand around 12 years ago when the old stanley pool closed and has reached the end of its life. The framework is starting to show signs of fatigue.

We will be trying to replace it, however we will have to replace it with a diving platform rather than a springboard as the pool isn't deep enough for a springboard to be safely installed and used.

We have been quoted around £1700 for a new diving platform. And will be fundraising in order to try and have one by next season. As we are a charity with only 5 years left on our lease we are unable currently to apply for capital funding and use other funding avenues for more pressing needs such as new filters etc.
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Perfect day for a swim! The water is 27.7°C ...

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Due to the trainer being on holiday aquafit will not be on tomorrow. We will be open as usual for all other sessions ...

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We are open! The pool is 27°C and there is already a queue outside ...

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Due to continued plant room failure from the power cut we are unable to open for the 4:30pm till 6:30pm session.

We are so sorry for any disappointment
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Unfortunately due to a power cut last night we have been unable to restart the plant room. This is affecting water quality and temperature.

We will be unable to open for the 2pm till 4pm session. We are trying to be able to open for the late afternoon session.

We are so sorry for any disappointment.
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It's looking like it's going to be a lovely week.

Please note that on days like today we will be incredibly busy, our capacity in the pool is 90 people and once that is reached we cannot let any more people in.

We hate to have people disappointed but it's a first come and first serve basis.

Our staff do their best to keep as many people happy as possible.
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The lane ropes are in, we're ready for lane swim. Are you joining us? ...

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