The Barend indoor heated swimming pool is 33 feet in length and 16 feet in width, The shallow end is 3 feet in depth and the deeper end is 4 feet (this is in compliance with recent Health & Safety regulations with regards to unmanned pools), the pool is generally kept to a temperature of around 28-30°C.
The swimming pool opens at 9.00am on week days and 10.00am on weekends.
The last time to get in to swim is at 7.00pm as the doors lock at 8.00pm,
Local people are welcome to use the pool and sauna facilities at Barend as long as they are members, individual and family annual memberships are available. To become a member, collect and fill in a form from Reception or the Bar (forms are also available at The Bridge Wellness Centre in Dalbeattie, however must be handed in and paid at Barend itself) and pay the annual membership fee, you will then be issued with membership cards which must be produced at Reception or the Bar or entry will be denied.
A fee of £3.50 per adult (17+), £2.25 per youth (14-16) and £1.75 per child (2-13) is payable upon entry to the pool complex. (Prices correct as of April 2017)
Please note that whilst the use of the pool by local membership is important to BHV it is primarily meant to be for the use of those holidaying on site. Therefore we do reserve the right to restrict access to the pool at peak holiday times when unrestricted use would, in our view, lead to overcrowding and consequent loss of enjoyment for all. We will try to keep local members informed of any restrictions as soon as they arise, at busy times it may be advisable to telephone in advance on 01387 780663.
Occasionally we have to close the pool at short notice due to essential maintenance works or for Health & Safety reasons, whilst every effort is made to update our website and Facebook page with regards to these closures, we are unfortunately unable to contact every local member to make them aware. Again, if in doubt, it is advisable to phone before setting off to avoid disappointment.
Local members are to pay for entry at Reception until 5pm (4pm on Sundays) and at the Bar thereafter. The sauna goes on automatically at 4.00pm but can be switched on earlier if required, please ask at Reception.
Terms & Conditions
•No person will be admitted to the pool complex unless that person produces his or her membership card and pays the appropriate fee.
•Membership cards remain the property of Barend Holiday Village (BHV) and must be returned if requested, Membership Cards are not transferable. Loss of a card must be reported to BHV immediately, whereupon the original card will be cancelled and a replacement issued.
•The membership fee is payable annually and under no circumstances will a refund be given. When the date on your card has expired this must be renewed if you are wishing to continue using the facilities.
•Due to the small size of the pool, use of items such as balls, lilos and other floatation devices are prohibited unless required to aid swimming.
•CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT. Said responsible adults who do not wish to swim can supervise from the viewing area. The swimming pool complex is unmanned, and whilst there is CCTV surveillance, this can only be monitored loosely by Reception staff (during opening hours) and should not be considered to be constant supervision. Reception staff endeavour to deal with any dangerous or antisocial behaviour witnessed, however as this is not always possible, parents and adult supervisors are required to limit any behaviour which may adversely affect the safety and enjoyment of other pool users.
•Any person who behaves in a manner dangerous to themselves or others, in a manner likely to offend others or disrupts the orderly running of the swimming pool complex will have their membership withdrawn. Therefore, for either a period of suspension or permanently, depending on the seriousness of the conduct, said person will be denied access to the pool complex.
•Examples of unacceptable conduct or behaviour includes, but is not limited to; intoxication, fighting, or using any kind of threatening or insulting behaviour. Entering or attempting to enter the changing facilities of the opposite sex, stealing or purposely damaging any article from the complex, allowing entry to anyone not entitled to use the facilities and refusing to comply with any reasonable request made by a member of staff.
•BHV accepts no responsibility for any losses/thefts from the pool complex.
The sauna goes on automatically at 4.00pm daily; however it may be possible to have it turned on during your visit if you ask Reception staff (it takes around 20-30 minutes to get to temperature once turned on).
No under 16’s are permitted in the sauna unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
It is of the upmost importance that no water (especially pool water) is added to the coals in the sauna, despite warnings, this has been done several times and has resulted in hundreds of pounds worth of repairs and closure of the facilities until said repairs have been completed. It is not a steam room! If you witness somebody doing this, please politely point out the various signs dotted around requesting that no water be added or alert a member of staff.
If you intend to use the sauna please be aware that there are medical conditions, which could make its use potentially dangerous, BHV accepts no responsibility if you use the sauna against medical advice.