News from Cork Beo - Wednesday 8th June 2022
A sign of summer for East Cork, the heated, outdoor swimming pool at Ballymaloe House is back open after the winter.
Tobias, the groundsman at Ballymaloe House spent the last few months getting the pool ready for the summer. He rehomed the many tadpoles to the Ballymaloe pond that had made the pool their home over the colder months, before an extensive clean of the pool and filling it for the season.
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Irish Examiner by Nicole Glennon - Wednesday 8th June 2022
The pool, which is one of the few outdoor pools operating in Cork, is available all summer for guests to use and is heated environmentally via Biomass boiler.
The outdoor, heated, swimming pool at Ballymaloe dates back to 1957 when it was dug out for the summer by Ivan Allen.
The pool is filled each year as soon as the weather gets warm enough - usually sometime in May - and is emptied when it gets too chilly to swim, usually late September.
The pool is free for residents of the house to use and has a large shallow end and a separate paddling pool making it ideal for children. The deep end is two metres deep but only two strokes to the side.
Read the full article here: The outdoor heated pool is back at Ballymaloe – and 3 other Cork spots for an outdoor dip (irishexaminer.com)