Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who has supported the pool over the past 41 years and ask you to help us by donating towards the cost of our new Sand Filters.
A huge amount of essential plant room equipment is hidden behind the scenes of the clear water in our 25 meter heated outdoor pool. In the spring of 2019, whilst preparing the pool for opening, a leak was identified in 1 of the 2 sand filters. This was a real emergency as when originally installed neither were independent of each other. A professional engineer was engaged and reported that the filters were over 20 years old and end of life. Thankfully, we would be able to make a temporary repair. It was a worry, but at least it would allow us to open and run through the season. The new filters would cost £21,463.00 and additional new pipework would allow isolation of each filter, future proofing this vital filtration system.
Fund raising is crucial to keep our pool open. We knew we would need to have the new filters installed before the spring of 2020 and so all of the monies raised from our own fund raising would be designated to this project, these included; the monthly bingo, lottery, Annual Street Market, Teddy Tombola at Ram Fair, Santa Float and our Christmas shopping trip. We also were successful with a couple of grant applications. We have raised over 50% of the cost and would ask you to help us meet our target.
We are so lucky to have this fantastic facility in Kingsteignton. We provide a safe and controlled environment for local Schools, clubs, social care groups, children, adults and families…. it’s a real gem! Over 24,000 people came through our doors in 2019; this is testament to a successful, friendly and well maintained swimming pool.