Updates and news

Regular updates are posted on our Facebook to keep you up to date with what’s going on, here’s the post recent ones.

2 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool
All being well, we will be opening this season on the 29th of May 2022!As a charity run organisation we are always desperate for volunteers. If you have time you would be willing to spend helping us, or you would be interested in lifeguarding with us for the 2022 season please Email us: info@stanhopepool.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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We are delighted to be working again this year with Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool nestled in the beautiful Durham Dales. We will be running a couple of RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses again, the first of which will be;Stanhope Pool, Waterside Court, Stanhope, Co. Durham DL13 2LUCourse 1 - Saturdays and Sundays, 14th/15th/21st/22nd/28th May 2022 (5days)ยฃ240.00 per candidateCourse run by experienced lifeguard trainer at friendly community venue with heated open air pool. Free parking is available for all candidates. This course is suitable for both new and renewal candidates and is a five day course.info@ltcnortheast.com ... See MoreSee Less
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We are now closed for the season. Thank you so much to everyone who came to swim with us during 2021. We are so glad that we managed to open this year, we absolutely could not have done it without everyone's support. As a charity we are always looking for help if you would like to volunteer to help with the pool in any capacity please drop us an email to info@stanhopepool.co.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are now available to book for next weeks sessions. This will be our last week open, and unfortunately due to reduced staff numbers we are unable to open for family swim sessions on Friday. We hope you will join us for a final swim of 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are now available for next week's sessions ๐Ÿ™‚stanhopepool.nuwebgroup.com/browse ... See MoreSee Less
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We are thrilled to announced that we will be back open tomorrow as normal See you then! ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool
Unfortunately due to massive plant room issues starting at the end of the week and continuing through the weekend, we are unfortunately unable to open tomorrow. All tickets will be refunded.We are so sorry for the inconvenience ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are now available to book for family swims and lane swims next week ... See MoreSee Less
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We have found an issue with our system which meant that it was showing tomorrow's laneswim sessions as sold out. This issue has now been resolved and those tickets are available to book ๐Ÿ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less
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***Course available in STANHOPE***RLSS National Pool Lifeguard QualificationStanhope Open Air Swimming PoolWaterside Court, Stanhope, Co. Durhamยฃ235.00 per candidateCourse 1 - 11/12/18/19/25 September 2021 (5days)Course run by experienced lifeguard trainer at delightful heated open air pool in the scenic Durham Dales. Free parking is available for all candidates. This course is suitable for both new and renewal candidates and is a five day course.info@ltcnortheast.com ... See MoreSee Less
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From this WEDNESDAY (18th August) we will be adding family swims to the timetable. Bookings are required and can be placed here: stanhopepool.nuwebgroup.com/browse ... See MoreSee Less
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We are all open and ready to swim finally! ... See MoreSee Less
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stanhopepool.nuwebgroup.com/browseOnline booking is now available for swimming next week. We will be opening for lane swimming first, and will explore adding family swims once our staff have got to grips with everything. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are devastated to have to announce that due to water quality issues we will have to delay our opening by a further week.We are trying our best to get the pool open and are so grateful for everyoneโ€™s support. Fingers crossed we really will see you on the 2nd August ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately due to a confirmed case of covid, the last weekend of our lifeguard course has been delayed. This means that we will be unable to open until the 26th. We apologise for the delays ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately we have not managed to find the number of staff required to be open this Saturday. We will be open on the 19th of July. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to announce that the pool is ready for opening. If you are a lifeguard and would like to work with us this summer please send an email to info@stanhopepool.co.ukIf we are able to find staff we are on track to be open for lane swimming by the 3rd July. If our staff numbers remain as they are we will hope to open for lane swimming on the 19th July. Thank you for your patience, we look forward to seeing you soon ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately due to frost damage our opening has been delayed by around 3 weeks. We are now filling the pool and will open as soon as we can. ... See MoreSee Less
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Work has started today to begin preparing the pool for opening on the 2nd of June. We are looking forward to seeing everyone return. ... See MoreSee Less
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RLSS National Pool Lifeguard QualificationStanhope Open Air Swimming Pool Waterside Court, Stanhope, Co. Durhamยฃ235.00 per candidateCourse 1 - 22/23/27/28/29 May 2021 (5days)Course 2 - 03/04/10/11/17 July 2021 (5days)Course run by experienced lifeguard trainer at delightful heated open air pool in the scenic Durham Dales. Free parking is available for all candidates. This course is suitable for both new and renewal candidates and is a five day course.info@ltcnortheast.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Our opening has been delayed until later in June due to damage to the pool liner. Details and timetables to follow. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool
Due to the changing government guidance, the Trustees confirm that Stanhope Swimming Pool will not be opening this summer. We know this will be a disappointment.At very short notice the government has now allowed outdoor pools to reopen. It takes up to 6 weeks to prepare, fill and heat the pool safely for opening. With the lack of guidance until recently, it was not possible to prepare to open and now having looked at current guidance for being COVID-19 safe in a swimming pool setting, it is not possible to quickly implement the measures required to keep customers and staff safe. Consequently, the trustees have decided to concentrate on being ready to open on time in 2021 and look forward to seeing you then. We are taking this chance to do essential maintenance on the pool plant room.Outside the pandemic, we are very aware that we have too few volunteers for both practical and organisational roles. If you are willing to help support our charity in this way please contact info@stanhopepool.co.uk.Without volunteers, there is no future for Stanhope Pool. ... See MoreSee Less
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With the continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID19 and when swimming pools will be able to reopen, the committee has decided that it would be best for us to not open for this season. It would take us 6 weeks to get the pool to a point where we were able to open to the public and as the summer presses on with no confirmation when we would be able to open we are slowly running out of time. We will be taking this time to perform essential maintenance to the facility and look forward to seeing you all next summer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to the current uncertainty regarding Covid19, we are unable to open for May half-term. We will be posting updates as and when we know more based on government guidance. We are incredibly sorry to have to make this decision but the pool takes 6 weeks to prepare for the upcoming season, this means our process would start now and, for obvious reasons, that is currently impossible. ... See MoreSee Less
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#DailySwimmingFact: On #NationalStressAwarenessDay - did you know that our #ValueofSwimming research found that compared to non-swimmers, open water swimmers say they feel 8.9% happier, while indoor swimmers feel 4.3% happier? #SE150Full report here ๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/ValueofSwimming ... See MoreSee Less
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Nearly time for our last cold water swimming session. The water is 16.2ยฐC, are you joining us? ... See MoreSee Less
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We have managed to source enough staff and volunteers for one final swim tomorrow evening before we turn the filters off. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Who is joining us for cold water swim this morning? This may be our last one due to staff heading back to uni ... See MoreSee Less
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Who's coming for our cold water swim tonight at 6:30-7:30The water temperature is 18.6ยฐC ... See MoreSee Less
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We're looking forward to seeing everyone for cold swimming tomorrow! After some support from the lido guide, we have decided to rescind the guidance published about wetsuits being compulsory. Instead, you are welcome to make your own call though the staff will be being extra vigilant about getting people out if they are showing signs of being too cold. ... See MoreSee Less
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During cold water swimming this morning. 21ยฐC. ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to seeing everyone at the first cold water lane swimming tomorrow evening, 6:30pm till 7:30pm! In line with ASA guidance when the water is 20 degrees or more no wetsuit will be required. Water temperatures between 18 and 19.9 degrees swimmers can choose whether they wish to wear a wetsuit or not. Water temperature between 16 and 17.9 degrees wetsuits will be compulsory. Once the water temperature falls below 15.9 degrees we will no longer be opening for swimming. ... See MoreSee Less
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We will have cold water lane swimming on Friday and Sunday. Normal lane swim times for those days. Feel free to bring wetsuits etc! ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately, that's us closed for the season. ๐Ÿ”’A huge thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who help us keep this place open, without them we would have closed years ago. โ˜บ๏ธWe will still be running cold water swims for the brave souls who do open water swimming, more information will soon follow! โ„๏ธNext year if you would like to be invited to our end of season party pop down before we open to do some volunteering in helping us clean and get things ready for opening! ๐ŸŽ‰ ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to a turn in the weather we are unable to open for lane swim. Apologies for any inconvenience caused ... See MoreSee Less
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Is it the weather for a lovely swim? โ˜€๏ธDecide for yourself, pop down for a quick refreshing dip ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less
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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. ... See MoreSee Less
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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 breakThe video is sped up by 400% ... See MoreSee Less
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Why not come for a relaxing swim in the sun ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธIf swimming isn't for you then we have sun loungers, get yourself a late summer tan! โ˜€๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge good luck to everyone, including some of our lifeguards, who are picking up their A-level results today ๐Ÿคž ... See MoreSee Less
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Get yourself down while the sun is shining! โ˜€๏ธPress the get directions button down below now! ๐Ÿ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less
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What a difference an hour makes, we will be open for the 4:30pm till 6:30pm session! ... See MoreSee Less
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Huge thank you to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling for our new pool furniture, we love it! ... See MoreSee Less
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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 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 years ago

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool
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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-platformuk.gofundme.com/f/stanhope-pool ... See MoreSee Less
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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 ยฃ1700 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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