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Gourock Outdoor Pool

A rare surviving example of a lido in Scotland, the Gourock Outdoor Pool overlooks the West Bay from Albert Road in Gourock, a half-mile (0.8 km) southwest of the town centre and is open daily between May and September. The pool includes a spectators' gallery, sun deck and diving board.

Opening its doors in 1909, which makes it one of oldest lidos in Britain, this is a heated saltwater pool, drawing its water from the River Clyde. The water is filtered and maintained at a minimum temperature of 30°C (86°F). The pool was refurbished in 1935, when it was increased in size, again in 1969, with the addition of the water-heating system and in 2003 when the retaining wall was strengthened and repaired.

Operated by Inverclyde Leisure, on behalf of the local council, the pool continues to be a popular facility with locals, day trippers and tourists, attracting approximately 35,000 visitors in 2006.


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