The original Droitwich Spa Sea Water Lido was opened in 1935, the
unique selling feature being the ‘sea water bathing’. The pool water had
nearly the same brine content as the “Med” and at a comfortable 21°C
The Lido was closed suddenly in 2000, but following a six year
campaign by SALT (Save a Lido Today), re-opened in June 2007 having
undergone a sympathetic restoration of the pool and its environs.
B+W was responsible for the design, supply, installation and
commissioning of the filtration and water treatment plant, and the
re-lining of the existing pool structure, using the Myrtha Renovaction
system, to form a 40m x 18m level deck channel pool.
Local Brine is still being added to the pool water. In 1935
Professor William Gemmil, Hon. Surgeon of Queen’s Hospital, Birmingham,
enthusiastically commented, “I have it on the highest authority
that the brine of Droitwich is second to none in Europe for its