Date set for Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool reopening

Stonehaven Open Air Pool is set to open to the public next month.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 6:00 am
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool is to open again next month.

The opening day this season will be Saturday, May 29 with new rules and regulations in place due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

All entrants to the pool must pre-book, while swimmers will be controlled by lanes and family bubbles will be allocated within the pool.

Posting on their Facebook page, Friends of the Stonehaven Open Air Pool group, wrote: “We are thrilled and delighted to be able to confirm that our opening day this season will be Saturday 29 May.

"However, things will not be as per usual in the beginning. We would like you to be aware that all entrants to the pool (certainly for the first weeks of operation) must pre-book - our booking system is not yet up and running but we will let you know as soon as Aberdeenshire Council have this ready.

"It is the plan that swimmers will be controlled by lanes and family tanks/bubbles allocated within the pool - again final arrangements will be posted as soon as possible.

"We hope that as restrictions relax we will be able to operate in a more 'normal' way but this will all be dependant on government advice on Covid 19 regulations.

"We have been assured by Aberdeenshire Council that they will try to honour our commitment to midnight swims but here again we are waiting for further advice.

"We know you will have lots of questions but there are no further answers yet.

"We will update this page as soon as we have any further information and we look forward to seeing you over the summer.”

Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool is a popular attraction with residents and vistitors to the town.

The Pool was opened on June 4 1934 at a cost of £9,529.

Today the Pool is the focal point of Stonehaven’s summer and is an asset not only for the town and Aberdeenshire but also for Scotland.

Only one other open air pool of the era still operates in Scotland, largely serving a local population, while the Stonehaven Pool is acknowledged as a 4-star Visitor Attraction and brings visitors from far and wide.

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