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photoblog image The Lido pool in Droitwich

The Lido pool in Droitwich

The pool closed in 2000 but the public pressure led to it being refurbished and reopened in 2007. As it was when it originally opened in 1935, it is fed by diluted brine from the town. They had to dilute it as it has 10 times more salt than seawater. 

The Lido pool in Droitwich

The pool closed in 2000 but the public pressure led to it being refurbished and reopened in 2007. As it was when it originally opened in 1935, it is fed by diluted brine from the town. They had to dilute it as it has 10 times more salt than seawater. 

comments (15)

Joli bleu du sol qui rappelle celui de l'eau.
Bill Phillips: It gives it a nice summery feel
it looks to be in good condition since 2007, Bill. i hope there will be more visitors later in the day.
Bill Phillips: It is very popular on a sunny day!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jun 2019, 06:29
I would like to dive in this swimming pool, we have extremely hot weather here.
Bill Phillips: It is very wet here and at the moment it is dark and grey and the rain is coming steadily down.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jun 2019, 06:48
Blimey with all that salt all you could do is float helplessly..
Bill Phillips: In the brine baths (sadly now closed) that was exactly what you did...it was glorious This is much diluted and is just a salt water pool
Not for me, prefer a beach.
Bill Phillips: Hell of a walk to the beach from Droitwich Michael grin
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Jun 2019, 07:40
It’s good that they having retained the Art Deco building... This is great to see.
Bill Phillips: There used to be a Montessori school in there at one time
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2019, 08:00
A rare sight these days. I would imagine that with the water left undiluted, people would just float on the surface.
Bill Phillips: That was how it was in the brine baths. The water there was also at body temperature. It was wonderful therapy for anyone with arthritis or sports injuries and for the rest of us just the most wonderfully relaxing experience. They are trying to raise £2 million to build a new brine bath next to this lido. One day we hope it will happen
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Jun 2019, 08:21
I could just imagine salty Stan diving in and enjoying this.
Bill Phillips: He would have been in his element
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jun 2019, 09:38
Nice and buoyant then, Bill
Bill Phillips: Similar to seawater Lisl. The brine baths was full strength and you floated like you were weightless
I am happy there was pressure from the citizens. Pools are so necessary in summer.
Bill Phillips: This one in particular as it is salt water and thus unusual
Nice to hear that occasionally the powers that be do bow to Public pressure.
Bill Phillips: There was a lot of local feeling
This was mentioned in the paper the other day in an article about Lidos still open. There is one not far from us at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Bill Phillips: There used to be one near me when I was a child and lived in Hampton in London
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2019, 15:01
Makes it easier to float I suppose.
Bill Phillips: Basically like seawater, but the full strength stuff is something else!
Great for a swim, I would imagine!
Bill Phillips: Very enjoyable Tom.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Jun 2019, 02:27
i'd love to have it all to myself : - )
Bill Phillips: So would I!

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