Regular updates are posted on our Facebook to keep you up to date with what’s going on, here’s the post recent ones.
Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool was sharing a COVID-19 update.
6 months ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without volunteers, there is no future for Stanhope Pool. ...
7 months ago
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. ...
9 months ago
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. ...
#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? #SE150
Full report here 👉 bit.ly/ValueofSwimming ...
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. ...
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. ...
Unfortunately, that's us closed for the season. 🔒
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. ☺️
We will still be running cold water swims for the brave souls who do open water swimming, more information will soon follow! ❄️
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! 🎉 ...
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. ...
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% ...
Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool updated their cover photo.
1 years ago
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:
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
We have new recycling bins, please help us to reduce our impact by using the correct bins.
This helps us keep the recycling separate and means no one needs to sort through bin bags in order to recycle things. ...
We are sad to announce that due to a continued lack of availability from our trainer we are having to cancel Saturday aquafit.
Friday will be going ahead as normal but will be from 10am till 11am from this week. ...
Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool is feeling relieved.
2 years ago