Spectrum Pools

Have a FanSPLASHtic Time! Spectrum has a magnificent complex of four pools with a variety of sessions for beginners and splashers, to serious swimmers and divers.

leisure pool

To guarantee your session please book your leisure pool session for the weekend and school holidays in advance online. It's the best way to avoid disappointment and long waits. Leisure Pool tickets for peak sessions can be bought in advance online by clicking here 

The Leisure Pool is an exciting area with fun features including flumes, a tyre ride, bubble beds, sprays and a wave machine. You can also race your friends on the Surf, our 3 lane slide.  

At peak times a coloured band system operates in the leisure pool. All swimmers are guaranteed 90 minutes in the pool subject to opening hours and capacities.

At peak times the wave machine operates for five minutes in every thirty. During off-peak sessions the wave machine operates for five minutes once an hour. The Whizz and and Surf slides are not available during off-peak times.

interactive features

We have an extensive range of low and high level interactive water features within the children's section of the leisure pool. These are designed to provide visual stimulation, aid sensory development and build water confidence through play. These include:

  • Splash Pads
  • Water Wheels
  • Tipping Buckets
  • Fish Squirts
  • Shark Shower

leisure pool hire

the leisure pool is available to hire for children's parties, work events or any other celebration you can think of!

Hire includes exclusive use of the leisure pool for up to 75 people, use of the aqua whizz, flume, tyre ride, spa and water features for the duration of the party, 2 wave machine sessions and use of the surf slide for the last 30 minutes of the party. Your group will be fully supervised by our qualified lifeguards.

There is also the option to have a larger group (i.e above 75 people as above), subject to an additional charge.  

For information on Leisure Pool hire please click here

competition pool (25 metre pool)

The pool is a 25 x 17 metre, 8 lane deck level swimming pool which is the home of our resident swimming club - Guildford City SC. The pool is used for both programmed lane swimming as well as casual swimming sessions. It is also used for group and private swimming lessons and hosts our water aerobics programme.   

diving and teaching pools

The Diving Pool provides users with a dedicated pool for diving with use of 1 and 3 metre springboards and a 5 metre platfrom.

The Teaching Pool offers parents the opportunity to introduce their children to swimming away from all the activity in the Leisure Pool. It is also used in the complex's extensive swimming lesson programme and for children's parties 

affordable swimming for those aged 60+

Spectrum Pools welcomes customers over 60 years to discounted swimming. For more information please contact Customer Services on 01483 443322.

swim school

Pre-School Swim * Junior Swim School * Diving Courses * Adult Swim Courses

Guildford Spectrum's Swim School follows the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) which takes swimmers on a journey, from their first splash at 6 months old to developing confidence and competence in the water.

Spectrum Swim School aims to:
• Offer classes to a wide range of abilities and ages
• Offer high standards of tuition in water confidence, swimming techniques and aquatic skills
• Maintain an educational, fun and safe swimming environment

All our teaching staff are Swim England Qualified and have a wealth of experience in the provision of swimming teaching. Lessons at each stage are supported by an assistant teacher to aid progression.


1:1 & 1:2 swimming lessons

These sessions provide children with individual attention and a faster learning rate. They can focus on either specific swimming skills / stroke technique or follow the relevant stage in the ASA syllabus.

For information on our swim school lessons please click here

Pool Safety - Important Information

Pool Safety - Please read before your visit to Spectrum Pools

All children under 9 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. Only 2 children under 9 years to every one adult of which only one child can be under 4 years. During Toddler Splash sessions up to 2 children under 4 years can be accompanied by a responsible adult. An adult is someone aged 16 and over.

Please inform the lifeguard if anyone in your group suffers from a medical condition. e.g. epilepsy. There is disabled visitor access to all pools and two chair hoists are available to gain access to the competition pool. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require assistance.

The use of "Mermaid Tails" is not permitted in any of our pools during public swimming sessions (as advised by the QLM).


Slide Height Guidelines

For The Surf and Aqua Whizz, riders must be over 1 metre tall to use the slide. For the Ramp, riders must be under 1 metre tall to use the slide.

Pool Changing Areas

The changing areas for all four pools are situated adjacent to Pool Reception. The area has family cubicles, disabled cubicles, unisex and separate male and female changing rooms.