Once again Better invited us to a pre-opening party & swim with the staff & we regulars. If you want to be invited to these specials then please sign up to our email list in the side column. No charges or spam involved.
The pool was at a balmy 15 degrees, the same temperature as the outside. I managed 4 lengths but some folks did 10+ lengths in regular swim gear, although a few were wearing shortie wetsuits. The men’s showers were suffering the same problems as last year with water alternating between hot (24 deg) and cold. But with free coffee & panini slices from the cafe (who interestingly now have the franchise at Parkside) plus a beaker of bubbly 🙂 we enjoyed ourselves. The drizzle & cold kept the numbers down to 20 or so.
The new season looks promising with heaters promised for the new wet day refuge and a sauna later in the season. A slight warning the new paint has made the pool bottom slippery so be ready for a splash 🙂
The official opening is tomorrow, Sat 9th May at 10am, let’s hope the sun comes out. It’s free for the day…