Helmsley Pool takes almost 3 weeks to prepare to open. It cannot open and cover its expenses for a very short season. Social distancing at current levels are impossible to police at the Pool. Some of the Pools volunteers have ‘vulnerable’ status and could not work at the Pool and without them opening is impossible. Safety of all pool users, staff, volunteers, clients is paramount to the safety ethos of the Trustees of Helmsley Pool and with the local R value hovering around .7 to 1 they believe they are duty bound to make the decision they have.
We will be back in 2021.
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool
Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. We are a Charity (1184090) providing affordable outdoor swimming and a ‘holiday atmosphere’ to our local community and many visitors. Nestling in the North York Moors National Park, our open air pool is in the heart of the countryside.
We now offer a Pre-Payment scheme to guarantee your entry into the Pool. When you arrive in Helmsley on the day of your proposed visit to the Pool come along to the Pool, after we open at 11.00 am, and pick the session on that day you would like to attend (remember the first session is adults only except at weekends!) and then follow these instructions;
· Obtain a receipt for your payment.
· Ensure your Session time is written on the back.
· Return to the Pool 10 minutes before the start of your chosen Session.
· Present your Receipt to the cashier who will count you through.
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Our timetable is a little different from what you may be used to so please take a little time to check when our sessions are. We do get very busy on very hot days and for safety reasons the pool capacity per session is limited to 80. We have never reached capacity when it’s raining, which we can’t understand as swimming in the rain is truly wonderful, a delight to the senses; although the pool with be cleared/closed if there is a risk of thunder. Whether it’s a moonlight swim or our popular Aquathlon series, there’s a lot going on for everyone at the pool.
Please take a look at our ‘friends’ page to see if there is anything you can do to help the pool.