Environmentally-friendly and healthier swimming


Copper and additional reasons for showering

We use copper electrodes to disinfect the pool to minimise chlorine use which in turn gives all sorts of benefits such as reduced carbon footprint and fewer chemicals in the pool.

Occasionally copper can leave blond hair and light-coloured swimwear with a slight green tinge. Showering before entering the pool and once you leave the pool can help prevent this, that's why we always recommend our visitors take a shower before taking the plunge– so that your skin/swimming costume/trunks and hair are all wet. Combing through a dab of hair conditioner before each swim will also give hair a light waterproof coating (leave in conditioners are useful for this).

If you have any further questions about this, please ask a member of staff before you get in the pool.

Our swimming pool is near-chemical free, using the latest ionisation technology for cleaner healthier water.

Chesham, Buckinghamshire has the first outdoor pool in the UK with new environmentally friendly technology – take a dip in our virtually chemical free/crystal clear swimming pool!

NASA technology helps to cut costs and provide a healthier environment at Chesham Moor Gym and Swim's outdoor pool.

Chesham Moor Gym and Swim isone of the most environmentally friendly pools in the UK. It is the second pool in the UK and the first open air pool in the UK to invest in a system called MineralPURE.

For nearly 100 years, chlorine has been perceived as the only way to disinfect the water. Chlorine is environmentally harmful and commonly causes red, irritated eyes, brittle hair, dry itchy skin, bleached out swimsuits and the lingering smell of chemicals in the water, atmosphere and on the body.

The MineralPURE system uses a copper/silver ionisation process to cleanse the water reducing the amount of chlorine by up to 70 per cent. It was originally developed by NASA for the Apollo mission and is used widely in the US, Mexico and Canada. The result is a vastly improved swimming experience, substantial year on year cost savings on energy, water and pool plant.

This system is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative – and brought a capital return on investment within 18 months to two years.

Solar power at Chesham open air pool

We have solar photovoltaic technology to help mitigate the rising cost of electricity and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. The centre's flat roof is an area ideal for housing 40 InstaGen 245w modules.

It is estimated that the 10kWp array generates over 8,000kWh of electricity, saving over 4 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.



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