Gourock Outdoor Pool

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Gourock Outdoor Pool
Gourock swimming pool.jpg
Gourock Outdoor Pool in 2006
55°57′40″N 4°49′21″W / 55.961057°N 4.822564°W / 55.961057; -4.822564Coordinates: 55°57′40″N 4°49′21″W / 55.961057°N 4.822564°W / 55.961057; -4.822564
Address Albert Road, Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Postcode PA19 1NQ
Opened 1909
Operator Inverclyde Leisure Trust
Type salt-water, heated
Length 33.3 metres (109 ft)[1]
Width 15 metres (49 ft)
Depth 3.5 metres (11 ft)
Website Official website

Gourock Outdoor Pool is a salt water public lido in Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is the oldest heated swimming pool in Scotland.

Description[edit]

The pool is heated and uses salt water taken from the River Clyde. The water is filtered, cleaned and maintained at a minimum temperature of 29C. Facilities include a gym and a children’s pool. The lido opens from May to the first week in September.

The pool is managed by Inverclyde Leisure.[2]

History[edit]

The lido was opened in 1909,[3] and the water heating system was installed in 1969.[4]

The pool was closed at the end of the 2010 summer season for a major improvement project, which was completed before the end of 2011. The existing changing accommodation was replaced with a more modern leisure centre, incorporating an enlarged gymnasium and lift access from the street level down to the new changing accommodation and the upgraded pool.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Janet (2006). Liquid assets: the lidos and open air swimming pools of Britain. English Heritage. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-9547445-0-2 
  2. ^ Inverclyde Leisure pool information
  3. ^ Scottish Parliament motion S3M-04657, Ross Finnie: "Celebrate Gourock Outdoor Pool's Centenary — That the Parliament joins in celebrating the centenary of Gourock Outdoor Pool, the oldest and one of only two outdoor pools remaining in Scotland."
  4. ^ Inverclyde Leisure pool history
  5. ^ "Inverclyde Leisure - Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool". Retrieved 2010-12-31. Gourock's famous outdoor pool is now closed ahead of a massive £2 million refurbishment 

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