Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Information
Please arrive ready to swim
In the interests of Covid-19 safety for all our visitors, lifeguards and volunteer helpers, we ask that you and any members of your group arrive at the pool in your swimming costumes.
The changing rooms will be available for you to change into dry clothing before your leave. However, it would help us greatly if you help us minimise any risks by using the changing rooms as little as possible.
We will not be supplying any swimming aids or toys this year
We also suggest that you bring a waterproof bag in which to store your dry clothes in case of rain while you are at the pool.
Thank you for your cooperation
Yes, we have a number of bike racks, but please be aware they are limited in number.
Bikes are left at your own risk so please bring your own bike locks.
We have changing facilities on site for male, female and baby changing facilities
There are small lockers available for your possessions. Please note they are small and not designed to take lots of items. You will need a £1 coin (refundable) for each locker.
There are hot showers and hair dryers in each changing room (requires 20p coins).
Yes, all people admitted to the pool have to have to purchase a ticket.
We have a Children's play pool which is open during family sessions, Family, General and 'Drop in' Sessions. The children's pool is heated to the same temperature as the main pool (around 27°C).
No, unless it is an assistance dog. You need to discuss this with the Duty Manager prior to entry and someone needs to be responsible for the dog while on site.
Yes, we have a Tuck Shop which sells light refreshments, ice creams and drinks.
Can I bring food and drink? Yes, but no glass bottles please
Can I bring alcohol? No, we do not allow alcohol on site.
Yes, we have lane swimming sessions under the heading ‘Fitness Swims’, bookable on the website. There is also usually a lane available during ‘General Swim’ sessions.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is run and maintained entirely by volunteers in their spare time. The only people we employ are our lifeguards and they are mainly recruited from the student community. As such they are only available outside of college/university terms. Therefore, we just do not have the resources available to open the pool all year round. In addition, the cost of heating the outdoor pool during the colder months would be prohibitively expensive against any revenue we could make outside the summer months.
Here at Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, we are proud of our beautiful setting and are happy for you to take photographs of your friends and family enjoying their visit. However, in line with our safeguarding responsibilities, we do not allow you to take photographs of people you do not know, or ANY photographs inside the changing rooms.
The main pool is 27.5 metres long
We aim to keep the pool water temperature at around 27°C. Water is drawn from a natural spring well and heated by a heat exchanger, which is like a reverse radiator. The pool water passes through a tube which is contains small pipes filled with hot water from the heating boiler and draws the heat from it. Chemicals are added to the water to remove any bacteria in line with government and Swim England guidelines.
The pool takes 375 cubic metres or 82,500 gallons of water taking 3 days to fill at the start of the season.
The children's play pool uses the same methods for heating and cleansing.