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Get ready to make a splash as Woodstock pool reopens for summer
After a record-breaking number of visitors in 2013, Woodstock�s outdoor pool is gearing up to open its doors for the summer.
The pool is due to reopen on Saturday 26 April and staff are looking forward to a busy season ahead.
Last year, soaring temperatures and a hot summer helped to attract 15,000 swimmers and spectators � the pool�s highest ever number of visitors.
The pool is owned by West Oxfordshire District Council and run by its leisure contractor, Better. It has a 25m main pool, heated to 29 degrees and with a depth of 3.5m, making it ideal for diving enthusiasts, along with a separate paddling pool for younger children.
Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member responsible for leisure, said: �With its large grassed area and caf�, the pool is suitable for families and makes for a great day out. Although last summer was exceptionally busy thanks to the hot weather, both pools are heated and suitable for all weather.
�We�re pleased to offer leisure facilities like this in District and are looking forward to another busy, fun-packed summer. Hopefully we�ll have some fantastic weather too!�
The pool is also available for private hire and swimming lessons and will be open until September.
Timetable and pricing information will be available shortly at www.better.org.uk/leisure/woodstock-open-air-pool. Alternatively, call 01993 811785.
Woodstock is one of two open-air pools in West Oxfordshire. The second is The Lido at Chipping Norton, a community-run facility, which opens for the summer season on Thursday 17 April. For more information see www.chippylido.co.uk or call 01608 643188.
: 04/04/2014 18:25:32
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