Hinksey Outdoor Swimming Pool is set to reopen in mid-May following work that is currently taking place to reline the pool from a £132,000 investment by Oxford City Council.
It was hoped the relining – which can only be carried out during dry weather – would be completed and ready for an opening at the end of April, but the unusually wet weather has delayed the project.
Once the liner has been fitted, the pool will need to be filled and brought up to swimming temperature. If the weather remains dry, it is hoped the pool will reopen in mid-May.
The work is being overseen by Fusion Lifestyle, which manages the swimming pool on behalf of the City Council. Last year, Hinksey Outdoor Pool opened on 12 May.
Fusion Leisure is currently searching for Team Leaders to help run Hinksey Outdoor Pool this summer. Visit Fusion Lifestyle’s website for further details.
Last year, the City Council installed a heat pump – which converts thermal energy from the nearby Hinksey Lake – to reduce the reliance on gas boilers to heat the water and changing facilities at the outdoor swimming pool.
Graham Ashby, Regional Commercial and Operations Manager at Fusion Lifestyle, said: “We know how much the lido means to the community and our contractors are ready to start work as soon as the weather conditions allow. We are looking forward to having the work completed so we can announce the opening date for the lido for 2023.”
Councillor Chewe Munkonge, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Parks, said: “I’m really looking forward to Hinksey Outdoor Pool reopening, and I would like to thank Fusion Lifestyle for their efforts to make this happen as quickly as possible.
“I’m a keen swimmer and have such good memories of using the pool. I’m delighted that the new investment will ensure families can continue to enjoy Hinksey Outdoor Pool for years to come.”