Frequently asked questions

FAQs July 2020

I want to help support the swimming pool - how do I volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers, especially during the current Covid-19 situation. We are very grateful to the people who already come to help with the Tuck Shop, and on the Volunteer days for site maintenance. If you are able to offer any time at all, please get in touch directly using our contact form and we will get back to you.

Is the Inflatable still available?

The Covid-19 restrictions mean that we cannot operate the Inflatable at the moment.
Once it can be available, we will put an announcement on the website and facebook page and tickets can be bought from the Tuck Shop. It pays to pre-purchase your tickets to avoid disappointment, but they can be obtained on the day.

Do I need to pay an entrance fee if I am not a swimmer?

We have had to change the way we operate in order to comply with the Covid-19 guidance from the government. This means that we are charging a session fee to cover anyone who is on the Meg pool site (including swimmers and spectators).
Once the restrictions have been lifted, we wil return to our usual policy which states that:
"There is no entry cost for the Meg Pool site. Swimmers pay for the sessions in the pool. Non-swimmers are welcome to relax in our covered areas at the side of the pool and enjoy some refreshments from the Tuck Shop. You don't even need to be with a swimmer to join us!"

I've found different opening times for Megpool on other websites. How do I know what the current times are?

This website is the only one with the up to date information about Megpool, including the revised Opening Times and Session details for the delayed 2020 season. Please look on the relevant pages for further information. We are aware that there is out-of-date/incorrect information on other sites and we are working to get that removed or updated.

I have tried to phone the number for Meg Pool and no-one answers it.

Meg Pool no longer has a phone number - unfortunately it is still listed on some old websites. If you want to get in touch with us please leave a message via the contact form on the website, or message us on the facebook page. They are the only accurate sources of information for Meg Pool in the 2020 season.

Now the Pool has re-opened, how can I book a Party ?

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to offer Parties at the moment.

You can make a group booking for up to 2 households and their bubbles and book up to 2 back-to-back slots if they are available.
You would need to be aware of the following changes:

  • The BBQ and Water Slide would not be available
  • There is a limited menu from the Tuck Shop
  • You would need to bring your own swimming inflatables/balls etc
  • You could bring your own food as long as the group remains in their designated area and you take all leftovers and rubbish home with you.

Why doesn't Meg Pool try Crowd Funding to raise money?

Although Crowd Funding is a good idea, we would not receive the full amount donated as organisations such as Just Giving deduct 2,9% plus 25p per donation as an admin fee. We feel that is unfair to the people who want to donate.
It would be much better to donate money directly to the Pool via our Bank Account: Account Number: 51460668 Sort code: 30-90-89
Put Donation as the reference and email treasurermsp@gmail.com to inform us that payment has been made.

When will the Open Swims start again?

Meg Pool is much smaller than some of the other open air swimming pools in the area and in order to comply with the social distancing guidance we can only allow a maximum of 10 swimmers into the water. The layout of our changing rooms and toilet facilities means that we cannot make them available to larger numbers of people unless they are from 2 households and their bubbles. We are keeping the guidance under constant review and hope to be able to resume the Open Swim sessions when it is safe and practicable to do so.

I'm not in a "Bubble" and don't have contacts within the village but I would like to come to the Pool. What do I do?

We are aware that accessing the Pool in the new format may be a problem for people who are in a small group with fewer contacts (eg Grandparents looking after Grandchildren in the school holidays). We are working to find a solution for this. If this affects you please contact us with your details.

Will there be a Doggy Swim this year?

Yes, by popular demand we will be running a Doggy Swim at the very end of the 2020 season. The dates currently on the timetable may be subject to change as we are hoping to stay open for as long as possible (weather permitting) to make up for the delayed opening to the season following the Covid-19 lockdown.