Swimming.

Come on in, the water’s lovely…

Our pools at Exe Valley Leisure Centre and Lords Meadow Leisure Centre are both supplied by a private borehole water source 40m below ground. This water supply is filtered and treated prior to entering the circulating system, and the pool water is disinfected with a combination of Ultra Violet, and low levels of chlorine. The pools range in temperature from 28 – 31 degrees, and are tested for quality 5 times each day. The operational teams are qualified to undertake routine maintenance on the disinfection and circulation systems on a daily and weekly basis, and our water quality is also tested externally under laboratory condition each month. All of our pools are covered overnight to reduce heat loss, and have a removable hoist to assist users with disabilities access in and out of the water.

If you or your children have been ill within the past 48 hours please resist the temptation of visiting the pools to prevent the spread of contamination. In extreme circumstances it may be necessary to close our pools, particularly if there is a risk of cryptosporidium.

Our poolside recreation assistants have all achieved the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, and undertake 2 hours training each month in areas such as emergency planning, first aid and C.P.R, and undertake many operational duties when away from the poolside areas.

Exe Valley Leisure Centre

Main Pool:
· 6 lanes
· 25 metres in length
· 12 .5 metres wide
· 1 meter at the shallow end
· 2 metres at the deep end
· Temperature 28-29 degrees Celsius
· Hoist access for users with disabilities

Learner Pool:
· Can be divided into 2 areas
· 10 metres in length
· 12 .5 metres wide
· 0.75 metres deep with staggered steps
· Temperature 30-31 degrees Celsius
· Hoist access for users with disabilities

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre

Main Pool:
· 4 lanes
· 25 metres in length
· 9 metres wide
· 1 metre at the shallow end
· 2 metres at the deep end
· Temperature 29-30 degrees Celsius
· Hoist access for users with disabilities

Learner Pool:
· 8 metres in length
· 9 metres wide
· 0.75 metres deep with staggered steps
· Temperature 29-30 degrees Celsius
· Hoist access for users with disabilities

We pride our water quality to be of the highest standards and welcome any questions you may have about our systems.