The indoor heated swimming pool
Our indoor heated swimming pool welcomes an incredible 22,000+ people a year. This popular facility is available for students and is often used as part of our training programmes.
About our swimming pool
The pool measures 14m by 7m and can take a maximum of 20 swimmers. There is disabled access via a hoist. The pool is heated to a comfortable 30.5 degrees. There are male and female changing rooms complete with showers and toilets.
It’s an eco-friendly ‘Green Pool’
Thanks to a £50,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, UKSA’s pool is a Green Pool, with an innovative heating and hot water system – the first of its type ever to be installed.
Island company Minus7 were the brains behind the system, which uses endo-thermic panels on the roof of the pool building to harvest energy.
The energy is delivered to a heat store (solar energy processor) which heats the pool water, removing the need for gas. Any spare heat feeds into the kit-drying rooms, and surplus heat from that feeds into a cold store which services the air conditioning in another large room!
Chris Frisby, facilities manager at UKSA, explained: “This grant from the Big Lottery Fund paid for 50% of the cost for us to lead the way environmentally and install this state-of-the-art system. Previously we used gas to heat the pool and now we have massively reduced our carbon footprint by switching to renewable energy.
Hiring the pool
The pool is available to hire for exclusive use, complete with a fully trained and competent lifeguard.
The hire cost of the standard pool and lifeguard is £50 per hour of pool use.
These prices include 15 minutes either side of the pool hire time for changing.
We also offer more flexible options, so please approach us with your ideas and we will see if we can tailor a programme to better suit your needs.
We can also offer children’s pool parties and can provide food prices and options on request.