Unfortunately we are unable to open the pool for use as planned on 18 April due to the restrictions in place to control the corona virus pandemic.
The advice we get from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is that the chlorination levels we normally put into our pool (about 3ppm) is sufficient to render the virus inactive (or 'kill it' if it were a living thing). However we're still prevented from opening due to the requirement for social distancing. We will of course re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
We're currently heating up this year's batch of water with the sun, and we're considering options for a take-away, bring your own paddling pool service.
Not being able to open yet is a great pity as we have done some amazing things over the winter to improve the facilities for the new and future seasons. We've tiled the pool– it now looks gorgeous–and we have refurbished the interior of the changing rooms, so they should be more comfortable and convenient to use.