Oldest pool makes splash on reopening

Oldest pool makes splash on reopening

Oldest pool makes splash on reopening

First published in News

The oldest outdoor freshwater pool in the UK is open again and operators are ready for the summer with bumper opening hours.
 

Pells Pool in Brook Street, Lewes, has reopened its gates and in the first three days more than 1,000 visitors came to cool off and have fun.
 

Phil Ransley, pool manager, said: “It’s an amazing community asset – and to see the delight on people’s faces as they came in to enjoy the pool again was wonderful.

"Many families stay for the whole day, relaxing on the grass while children splash happily in the water.”

New features include soft flooring for the changing rooms, small
lockers for valuables and floats for people to use in the pool.
 

Mr Ransley said they are looking to invest in further improvements this year.
 

The spring-fed pool is open on weekdays from noon to 7pm from May to mid-September.

As of May 31 it will be opening from 10am every Saturday and Sunday.
 

Early morning swims are also being trialled on Tuesday and Thursdays, with a session from 7am to 9am on both days from June onwards.
 

Mr Ransley said: “We wanted to test the water, so to speak, and see if an early morning swim would be popular with people to start the day with a refreshing dip.”

All-day tickets are £4, £2 for under- 16s and concessions are available.

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4:11pm Mon 26 May 14

Elgabalus says...

Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.
Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it. Elgabalus
  • Score: -10

6:34pm Mon 26 May 14

melee says...

Well it's not warm enough for me yet but it is a beautiful pool so I'm glad it's re-opened.
Well it's not warm enough for me yet but it is a beautiful pool so I'm glad it's re-opened. melee
  • Score: 4

8:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Marko46 says...

Elgabalus wrote:
Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.
So spring fed water is now chlorinated is it?
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.[/p][/quote]So spring fed water is now chlorinated is it? Marko46
  • Score: 3

9:12pm Mon 26 May 14

clubrob6 says...

Elgabalus wrote:
Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.
There are some sad people on this planet that moan about anything.
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.[/p][/quote]There are some sad people on this planet that moan about anything. clubrob6
  • Score: 5

11:02pm Mon 26 May 14

Mr chock says...

Marko46 wrote:
Elgabalus wrote:
Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.
So spring fed water is now chlorinated is it?
i wondered about this to is the water clean with ozone ? i also want to know if Saltdean lido is going to be back open
"Many families stay for the whole day, relaxing on the grass while children splash happily in the water.”
lets hope they don't pee in the pool .. and actually wash before going for a swim in Europe the showers are there before you swim in public swimming polls a nice idea but sadly us brits just pump in massive amount of cleaning chemicals
[quote][p][bold]Marko46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Freezing chlorinated water...yes...let the kids splash around in it.[/p][/quote]So spring fed water is now chlorinated is it?[/p][/quote]i wondered about this to is the water clean with ozone ? i also want to know if Saltdean lido is going to be back open "Many families stay for the whole day, relaxing on the grass while children splash happily in the water.” lets hope they don't pee in the pool .. and actually wash before going for a swim in Europe the showers are there before you swim in public swimming polls a nice idea but sadly us brits just pump in massive amount of cleaning chemicals Mr chock
  • Score: 1

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