Pool Rules

The Tower House Pool is a fully heated, indoor swimming pool located in Melmerby on the A686 between Penrith and Alston.

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Please, please, please do not come if anyone in your group is not well with a new cough, cold, temperature, diarrhoea or loss of taste & smell.

There may be up to 8 people using the pool if they all live in the same house.  If the guests live in more than one house the maximum number in the pool is 6.  These numbers include babies. In addition there may be 2 observers on poolside. Guests should change with the people they live with and remember social distancing.

The sauna will not be in use because of cleaning issues. 

A one-hour booking has always been for 1 hour 15 minutes giving guests 15 minutes for dressing.  We are now adding another 15 minutes so that we have time to clean surfaces before another group of guests arrive. Please make sure that you leave the premises in good time so that this cleaning can be done.

To reduce the load on changing rooms it would be appreciated if guests would consider arriving “beach ready”, that is with their swimming costume under their clothes and putting their clothes into a bag rather than leaving them on the benches or hanging them up. There will be a soap and water spray and paper for wiping in each changing room and toilet/ shower area if you wish to give surfaces an extra wipe before you use them.

Please shower before you enter the pool and take you towel with you into the pool area to dry off before you return to the changing area.

Please make sure you bring your own buoyancy equipment, toys and balls (but no large inflatables) as it is not practical for us to leave this equipment out as we would have to sanitise it every time. There will be woggles on poolside that you are welcome to use and which will have been sanitised for your use.