Chagford Swimming Pool is a beautiful, community run open air, river fed public pool, set on the banks of the Teign.
The very soft river water is UV treated and filtered with a minimal amount of chlorine to keep it sparkling, healthy and safe. The pool is now heated with air source heat pumps supplemented by PV solar panels, which power the hot showers, lights and Snack Shack. Solar covers are rolled out each evening to preserve the water temperature, which we maintain at approximately 26 C degrees.
There is also a very popular toddler pool for under fives complete with toy boats, watering cans, and ducks.
At the deep end there is a grassy area for sunbathing and there are chairs and tables at the shallow end, with parasols. Raised wooden decking flanks each side of the pool.
The pool depth increases from just under a metre at the shallow end to just over 2 metres at it's deepest. Safety is paramount here, and qualified lifeguards are always on duty.
New for 2018.....We are pleased to announce the opening of the "Snack Shack", run by Chagford's "Courtyard" wholefoods cafe; They serve a wide range of healthy snacks, drinks and ice-creams. This is a big change for us, following the retirement of our long standing tea lady, Pam, who retired last year after manning the Tea Shed for forty years.
You are also welcome to bring your own snacks or picnics; But please no glass bottles. Thank you.
Children under nine years must be accompanied by an adult.
As per Health and Safety Executive recommendations....One adult should not be responsible
for more than two children under eight, and children under that age should also be directly supervised whilst in the water.
We like to keep non swimming children away from the deep water.....Outdoor pools are very different environments compared to their indoor counterparts where spectators tend to be seated.
So non swimmers are not allowed past the blue line both in and out of the water.
We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using as few chemicals, cleaning agents etc as we are able, whilst maintaining the strict standards demanded by current environmental regulations. We have an environmentally friendly waste processor, installed under the car park in 2017, due to our close proximity to the river.The introduction of the Snack Shack is a further step supporting this ethos. We also recycle as much as we can.