Welcome to the Pells Pool, the oldest documented freshwater outdoor public swimming pool in the United Kingdom. In the beautiful town of Lewes in East Sussex, we celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique lido pool in the summer months each year.  

 

The Pells Pool is a spring-fed pool - 50 yards (46 metres) long by 25 yards (23 metres) wide. There are facilities for the whole family to enjoy, from our tree-lined green lawn, sun terrace and exercise lane, to our children's paddling pool, rafts and other recreational equipment.

 

Come for the day and enjoy a picnic on the tree-lined lawn. We sell snacks, coffee & tea, soft drinks & ice cream. The Pleasant Stores stall at the pool also provides delicious baked goods.

 

The pool is heated only by the sun, so the water is cool at the start of the season and warms up as the weeks go by. For people interested in open water swim training, wetsuits can be worn to swim in the pool whenever we're open. Pool temperature 29 June 2015 was 24 degrees centigrade.

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Please also note in very hot weather we will get full and then have to move to one in one out basis for entry. This means we can let new people in only when people leave.

Season ticket holders also take priority in queues.

Hope all can be patient and bear with us if there are queues since we want everyone to be able to come and enjoy the pool.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Our 2015 season started on Saturday 16 May and runs until Sunday 13 September.

Opening times

  • Weekends: 10am-7pm 
  • Weekdays: 7am-9am (adults only); and noon-7pm.
We sometimes close early at 5pm if the weather has been poor and no-one at the Pool. Check Twitter and Facebook for updates.

 


 

 

 

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Browse photos of the Pells Pool on Flickr 

 

 

 

Apply for a 2015 season ticket

Download our 2015 season ticket form and return with a cheque and passport style photo to the kiosk or send it to PPCA, 13 Talbot Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DS. 

 

Find your way to the Pells Pool

General day prices kept the same for fifth year running! All day tickets £4 for adults and £2 for children: full detail of ticket prices.

 

Keep in touch

We update our Facebook and Twitter feed regularly so you can find out the latest news about what is happening at the Pells. 

 

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Contact us: email thepellspool@yahoo.co.uk  

 

Donations to the Pells

We're proud to say that you can now donate to the Pells Pool through the Local Giving site - and easily gift-aid your donation.


 

 

 


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