Hydrotherapy pool

Sessions at the hydrotherapy pool are for people with rehabilitation and special needs only. Aquatic therapies can be used to treat muscle weakness, balance disorders, musculo-skeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries and other conditions that impair circulation.

About the pool

A unique environment for people who require supported exercise as part of a rehabilitation programme.

  • Water temperature is maintained at 34 to 36°C
  • 9.5 x 5 metre deck level pool
  • Accessible to disabled users
  • Open sessions are for families and adults (per 30 minutes)
  • Adult sessions reserved for customers 16+ years

Changing facilities

  • 3 x assisted changing cubicles with waterproof, adjustable and movable beds (one with a shower in the same cubicle)
  • 3 x curtained disabled changing units with seats
  • 1 x disabled shower and toilet cubicle with seat
  • 1 x disabled shower cubicle with seat
  • 1 x open shower next to poolside
  • All changing rooms have emergency alarms in place

Other facilities

  • Shower and toilet accessible wheelchair
  • Walking frames by main entrance
  • A manual oxford dipper 140 hoist next to poolside
  • An electronic Bianca movable and adjustable hoist that can be used from poolside into the assisted changing unit
  • £1 coin returnable lockers
  • Nappy bins are available for use

Public sessions

Prices are for 30 minutes and are valid until 31 March 2020.

  • R/C £8.50 per person Non R/C £9.50 per person
  • R/C concession £4.30 per person
  • Carers go free (this does not include Physiotherapists and Rehab Specialists).
Day Times Session
Opening times - public sessions
Monday  7.45 to 9am Adult/child
  12.30 to 1.30pm Adult/child
  5 to 6pm Adult/child
  6.30 to 8.30pm Adult
Tuesday 7.45 to 10am Adult/child
Wednesday 6 to 8.30pm Adult
Thursday  7.45 to 10am Adult
  5 to 6pm Family (for families with special needs only)
Friday  9.30 to 11am Adult/child
  3.30 to 4.30pm Adult/child
  5.30 to 7pm Adult
Saturday 8.15 to 9.15am Adult
  9.15 to 10.30am Adult/child
Sunday 8.30 to 9.30am Family (for families with special needs only)


Public sessions are fully supervised by a qualified lifeguard but do not have a physiotherapist in attendance.

Places must be booked in advance (bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance).

All attendees must complete a Hydrotherapy Indemnity and Screening Form (pdf, 40 KB)* prior to their first visit. (* If attendee ticks 'yes' to any of the precautions or are over the age of 69 years, then a doctor or professional needs to sign and stamp the form too).

Carers attending must also register in advance by completing a Hydrotherapy Carer's Registration Form (pdf, 236 KB). If the carer is required to enter the water, then a Hydrotherapy Indemnity and Screening Form (pdf, 40 KB) also needs to be completed.

Private sessions

The hydrotherapy pool can be hired privately - please contact reception for more details. Any physiotherapist or organisation wishing to use the facility can also hire the pool on a regular booking basis.

Regular booking prices


  • £67 per hour with lifeguard
  • £39 per 30 minutes with lifeguard


  • £52 per hour with lifeguard
  • £37 per 30 minutes with lifeguard

All bookings must be fully paid for in advance.

Terms & Conditions

  • Adult sessions are reserved for customers 16+ years. These sessions are recommended for practising rehabilitation exercises already prescribed by a medical practitioner
  • The Hydrotherapy Pool opens 15 minutes before the first session and closes 30 minutes after the last session
  • Adult/Children sessions are for children and adults.  Anyone is welcome but please be aware children will be present
  • Please note that payment is required at the time of making a booking
  • Cancellations over 24 hours in advance can be transferred to an alternative date
  • Cancellations under 24 hours in advance will not be transferred and no refund will be given
  • We reserve the right to alter session times, subject to service need

Updated: 5 April 2019