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“Cheap and cheerful ”
Review of Crown Pools

Crown Pools
Ranked #71 of 94 things to do in Ipswich
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Owner description: Crown Pools has a competition swimming pool, leisure pool with wave machine and water jets and a gym. Currently undergoing a refurbishment.
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

For £4.10 per adult you don't expect luxury so it's alright. We do go regularly with our 7 month old water baby. She loves it. The water is very warm in the baby pool / teaching pool. Pretty chilly in the big leisure pool though so not great to take babies in there which means she misses out on the fountains etc. There is a lap pool which have used before bubba which is good. Facilities are a bit worn. Under 2s are free.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Charley W
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I lane swim here twice a week in the 8 lane 25metre pool and I always find the pool water very clean and chlorine to a minium. There's a warm temperature baby pool and a gradient leisure pool with a wave machine on every 20mins, with a fun slide at times.
Always best to check the pool timetable as one or more of the pool's could be closed to lessons.
Showers are mixed along with the changing rooms.
The steam room and sauna available for use to adults only. The only downfall is that a lot of money was spent on this place just a few years ago and the improvement could of seen a nice cafe area instead of vending machines! They have a small but good gym available and hold private parties. Overall a good pool and good family fun day out.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank rachey6464
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Came to Ipswich on a day out during half term with 2 children (age 11 and 7). There is one good sized lane swimming pool - strict lane swimming, one baby pool - lovely and warm but full of tiny people and parents and the 'fun' pool with a wave machine - unfortunately this is just too small. Could be better organised if fun pool and baby pool were joined together and a water slide added.
Changing rooms and lockers were good, admission price was good.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank MarianL392
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Considering this place had a 'multi million pound' refurb back in 2012 it's really starting to look shabby already.
Peeling paint, faulty lockers, scummy walls and a wave machine that is certainly losing it's oomph! I think the refit was done on the cheap to be honest. For example some of the lighting is above changing rooms and others have no light at all.
It's such a shame as the reception staff are really friendly and do a good job but the facilities just don't match them.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank BennyBlue
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Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Orwell District Scout Swimming gala is held here every year and the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers have the sole use of both pools.
As spectators we were in the seating area around the main pool. The seats are reasonable comfortable and we had a good view.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Caverkat
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