Help save your local pool with Pool Watch

17 April 2013

At the ASA we believe that pools are at the heart of local communities and we would like them to stay that way. If your local pool is under threat of closure, or if you or members of your community are looking to re-open an existing pool, the support and resources we provide at can help.

Pool Watch is a website dedicated to helping communities keep swimming pools open where there is a clear need.  It provides all the information and guidance needed to get started, including how to source evidence, analyse the need for a pool and source facility funding.  With inspirational stories of pools that have been saved, the site helps communities make an informed decision on the best course of action to take for their pool.

Whether your local pool is threatened with closure, needs an upgrade, or you’re looking for information on how to run or open a new pool, we can point you in the right direction.

The ASA’s Head of Youth & Community Jon Glenn said, “The ASA is passionate about keeping pools open and we want to help communities influence key decisions concerning their local pools.  Pools are critical for communities - swimming has a big part to play in driving the health of the nation and at a local level they provide a meeting point and play a key part in establishing cohesive communities. 

“The Pool Watch website is a fantastic resource for those who are working to keep a pool open or helping to re-open an existing pool.”

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