A SWIMMING pool in Herefordshire has issued a plea to its customers as it wants to cut down on its water usage.

Halo Leisure, the not-for-profit charity which runs leisure centres across the county, had put signs up in the changing rooms at Ledbury Swimming Pool.

The signs, seen by the Hereford Times, said the company wanted customers' help as it tried to reduce its chemical and water usage.


The problems facing leisure centres across the country have been highlighted over recent months as energy costs rocket.

Halo Leisure had previously said it was expecting energy prices in 2023 across its Herefordshire sites to rise by £1 million from £700,000 so it needed to "make some essential energy reduction tweaks".

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That move saw them cut the opening times of its steam room and sauna at the Ledbury site, in Lawnside Road.

But the new signs have asked customers to use talcum powder sparingly.


It said: "Help us reduce our chemical and water usage by using talcum powder sparingly or pop a towel down on the floor before using it."

The registered charity has already put prices up for customers, both pay-as-you-go and monthly membership fees.

The company runs eight different centres in Herefordshire including Hereford Leisure Pool in St Martins Avenue, Leominster Swimming Pool in Coningsby Road and Lady Hawkins' Community Leisure Centre in Kington's Church Road.