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This south-facing, 36-metre open-air pool, with grassy areas for sunbathing, is open and heated to a balmy 28C all year round. Built in 1922, it was saved from closure in the 1980s by a group of local residents, who continue to take part in fundraising activities and more practical tasks including gardening and other maintenance. The group has rebranded itself as the Poolside Swim & BBQ Club and holds swimming and social sessions outside of normal pool hours – anyone is welcome to join. They also run a series of summer concerts.
|Transport:||Rail: Hampton rail|
|Price:||£4.60-£6.50, concs £3.20-£3.70, children £2.90-£3.20, season tickets available|
|Opening hours:||Open year-round: Apr-May 2012 6am-9pm Mon, Wed, Fri; 6am-5pm Tue, Thur; 9am-5pm Sat, Sun; see website for further details|
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Users say (9)
Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:3
- 1 star:1
Have given this 4 stars simply for the pleasure of having a heated open air pool complete with cafe to enjoy rather than being stuck indoors on a summer's day. What a pleasure to find near me. I hope they will be able to increase number of women's showers and changing cubicles as at closing time you have to queue for both. Changing rooms could be cleaner, yes, and water level a bit higher (I like to hold on to the sides in between lengths doing leg exercises as I have ME and can only do a bit of swimming anyway) and the sides are quite high compared to indoor pools where the water level is usually level with your arms). But hey, it was lovely to sit in the sun when we actually get sun in this country.
Hampton Pool is a great place to swim - its like having a summer holiday all year round. The water is warm and the pool a good length. The café does some great soups and bacon rolls.
i cant believe how much the pool has changed,i used to go their when i was 13 years old im in my forties now,i used to spend all day swimming,sunbathing having a picnic with my sisters and meeting our friends
I've used this pool for swimming lessons for my son for some time but have finally concluded that the advantages of the location and open air are far outweighed by the complacency and general lack of service from the staff. They rely too heavily on the draw of the open air pool and ignore simple value for money, informative instruction and customer service. They need to invest some time and effort into updating their service and systems which are pretty much take it or leave it. Unfortunately I will now be leaving it.
If there was negative stars this place would have come up negative 3 or so I just returned from the pool and it was disgusting, despite having loads of staff no one really cared how clean the area was, when I turned up I forked over 14 pound something for an hours use 2adts and one child At least they could of told us that the place was about to close, costomer service very bad 2 pounds for an ice cream cone !!!Seriously? not even central London is that expensive anyway I would not recommend this place to anyone, especially children The Water was not right, can't put my finger on it but something wasn't right.
We visited during July (over the weekend). We were charged £3.80 instead of £3.40 as advertised on Hampton Pool's website. My husband who has a free Swim Pass was charged £2 spectator fee and my daughter was charged £12 for a pair of swim goggles. They are false advertising and overcharging. It's much to busy, cramming everybody in which makes it dangerous for little ones. I'm sure if Health and Safety were to pay them a vist they would have something to say. Just money grabbers
Get there early or you will be standing in long queues and nowhere to park. Changing rooms are not kept very clean
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