3 Reasons SwimWay Closes for Two Weeks in August

Every August, SwimWay closes all, or the majority of its pools for two weeks. There tends to be a demand for Holiday Crash Courses throughout the month. However, we still insist on closing up shop for these two weeks every year. Here’s why…

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1. A Well-Deserved Rest

We run term-time lessons along with the state school calendar. Nevertheless, the majority of the SwimWay Team work through most school holidays.  This ensures we provide our clients with plenty of opportunities for their children to swim throughout the year.

When SwimWay closes in August, our team can take these two weeks in August to rest up. An essential break to prepare for the new school year ahead.  Lines are open, however, with reduced office staff able to take your calls Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm.

2. Swimming Pool Refurbishments

We are always working on keeping our facilities up to our high standards. Along with continuous upkeep and upgrades throughout the year, the two week pool closure over August provides us with an opportunity to undergo any major refurbishments/repairs to the pools that require it.

Many of our pool owners prefer to undertake these works themselves. We also work in partnership with some of them, arranging full lists of works that are required for upkeep.  Usually, there are two or three venues that undergo minor to major refurbishments.  All other locations will undergo the usual cleaning, drainage, etc. This is expected to meet our required high standards, ready to go when we start the new term in September!

3. Pool Owners’ Time

One of the many things we value as a company is the relationships we build with the pool owners we have enjoyed long-term partnerships with.  It is a delicate balance to run a large operation with children coming and going at a private house throughout the year.  We ensure the most minimal impact possible on our pool owners’ day to day lives, and we are proud to say that we feel we accomplish this year after year.  This is one of the reasons these professional relationships have lasted so long.  The two-week break in August gives our pool owners some time away from the operation and day to day tasks involved in working with us.  Any relationship requires nurture as well as space, and SwimWay provides both to our valued partners!

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