David Lloyd Reading

Reading, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
David Lloyd Reading
Address
1 Thames Valley Park Drive, Thames Valley Business Park
Reading, England RG6 1AD
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
(0118) 966 2904 or 0345 129 6813

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to the general public.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 10m, 5 lanes, 3 roped off for swimming, the remaining 2 lanes "free" , indoors from October through April, outdoors from May through September , 27.5º - 28.5ºC (81.5º - 83.3ºF).

Location

Historical County
GPS
51.46214, -0.93222

Teams That Use This Facility

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Facility Notes

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Facility Reviews

In terms of temperature, the Reading David Lloyd pool is great for serious swimming. When I last measured it, it was 27.5ºC (Spring 2014) though over the winter it seemed to be even cooler. This is probably because the pool is "semi indoors": it is surrounded by brick walls but is covered by a canvas awning which, whilst closed to the elements, leaks heat.

Half the pool is laned - there are three lanes with proper wave suppression barriers between each. On the few occasions that I have swum there in the early mornings there has not been any issue with overcrowding and I have usually enjoyed a lane to myself.

The changing areas are a bit cramped but are in a good state of repair.
[March, 2014]
From the same reviewer, a year and a half later:
This is one of the least impressive of the David Lloyd clubs.

The pool temperature over the summer has been much warmer than previously reported: 29º - 29.5º C (84.2º - 85.1ºF).

The pool is open-air during the British "summer", which means that the water is usually much warmer than the air and there may be almost as much water blowing about above the pool as there is in it! So be prepared to dash between the change rooms and the pool...

The men's showers are dismal and dilapidated.
[October, 2015]