Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool
Hayle Town Council, in conjunction with the Friends of Hayle Pool, are striving to heat, and eventually cover, the outdoor pool to provide a safe, warm environment for residents and visitors to enjoy all the health benefits of swimming over an extended period.
Following a successful application to the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund Hayle Town Council secured £12,500 to complete the installation of an energy efficient pool liner and solar pool covers.
The Council have used the M&S Energy funding to unlock other grants of £14,136.40 to cover the total costs of the install. These solar pool covers have been successfully used at Chagford pool and heat the pool over 20 degrees Celsius, increasing use of the pool and improving the user experience, particularly for the very young and more mature members of the community.
The Council have also used the funding to invest in a more professional staffing structure, with an on-site pool manager who is introducing initiatives to encourage wider usage and participant-focused activities such as aquathons and pool yoga, providing the town with a thriving local amenity.