The seawater pool in Penzance has closed for winter season to secure the long-term sustainability for the business.

The Jubilee Pool is returning to a seasonal operating model for the foreseeable future due to “significant” and “sustained” increases in energy costs, combined with an “unprecedented” increase in running costs means that it is not financially feasible for the pool to remain open year round. 

The Jubilee Pool has closed for the winter season until May 2024, when it will re-open through to October 2024. 

Essential maintenance will be carried out during the winter closure, alongside the pool’s general winter maintenance programme. 

This will include sea wall repairs, car park improvements and the completion of a valve automation system which helps to empty and refill both the main pool and the geothermal pool. In addition to this, remedial works to the geothermal facilities will be undertaken to improve sustainability and efficiency. 

Nicola Murdoch, the CEO of Jubilee Pool, states the return to a seasonal operating model will secure the long-term sustainability of the Jubilee Pool to ensure visitors can enjoy its facilities, events and activities for years to come. 

A core team of staff will operate the pool throughout the year, with seasonal staff to complete the team during the season. 

Nicola said: “We are having to reshape our business model in response to the challenging financial circumstances we must operate within.  

“We are committed to providing a sustainable community facility, and these actions are our best way of doing that.  

“Last year we had a great series of events and activities and we’re really excited to return in the summer with another fantastic programme to offer our visitors – please do check our social channels and website for updates on these.”

The Jubilee Pool will reopen for the season on May Day weekend 2024.