Outdoor pools set to make a splash this summer!

Outdoor pools set to make a splash this summer!

Hitchin and Letchworth outdoor pools have officially opened their doors for summer this year.

Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL), who manage the pools on behalf of North Herts District Council (NHDC), are following the government roadmap out of lockdown which means some restrictions will be in place, including pre-booking and limited numbers initially.

Covid-secure measures have been introduced, including online booking, one-way systems, queuing systems for busy times and ongoing monitoring of numbers. These measures will be continuously monitored and reviewed throughout the 2021 season.

Both outdoor pools are heated and benefit from having smaller heated pools for toddlers and younger children, grassed areas for sunbathing and cafés that provide refreshments and snacks. A range of concessions are available for families, multi-swim tickets and swim memberships. Both pools can be hired for private functions and pool parties, when government restrictions allow.
Hitchin outdoor pool will be open Monday – Friday 8am to 6.30pm and at weekends from 8am until 6pm. Letchworth pool will be open from 7am to 6.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will open at the slightly later time of 8am to 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At weekends the pool will be open from 8.30am until 6pm. Both pools will stay open until mid-September.
Vaughan Watson, NHDC’s Service Director – Place, said “We are so lucky to have these fantastic outdoor pools to enjoy. We are expecting the pools will be in high demand, so don’t forget to book, and please do follow the Covid safety guidelines so everyone can enjoy themselves. Whilst we are keen for visitors to enjoy their time at the pool this year, keeping everyone safe is our top priority.”

Swimming sessions are bookable online at www.sll.co.uk
Further information is available on the pools’ Facebook pages: