Welcome to the Pells Pool, the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the country. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique pool in the summer months each year.  The Pells Pool is a spring-fed pool - 46 metres long by 23 metres wide pool. 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 serve pizza, coffee & tea, soft drinks & ice cream. Pleasant Stores stall at the pool also provides delicious baked goods.

Extended 2014 season:

We will now be open 3pm-7pm from Monday 15 September to Friday 19 September.

On Saturday 20 September we are hosting the national Macmillan Lido challenge 2k swim. Come and watch, but no general admission for swimming.  

Our last day of the season is Sunday 21 September noon-7pm.

 Pells Pool Christmas Cards

 Sold in packs of 10 cards with envelopes for£3.75.

Available from the Cards for Good Causes Shop from October until Christmas.

Also, 1000 piece jigsaws for £12.99

 If you wish to pre-order cards please either telephone Wendy on Lewes 01273 472157 or leave details (including a landline telephone number) at the kiosk.




For best updates see our twitter and facebook pages.



Contact us: tel 01273 472334; email thepellspool@yahoo.co.uk







Find your way to the Pells Pool:


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


Keep in touch


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2014 season tickets

Download our 2014 application form and apply for 2014 season tickets.


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. Just click on the button to go to our pages. 

Donate to local charities at Localgiving.com





Volunteers' weekend:  Saturday 3 May and Sunday 4 May, 10am-4pm.


Thanks to everyone who came down and helped with weeding, painting, cleaning and tidying to get ready for the new season.


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