Fenham Swimming Pool After being closed by Newcastle City Council in 2003 Fenham Swimming Pool was re-opened by a local committee. Fenham Swimming Pool installed 53kW of solar thermal panels in 2012 supported by grant funding and a £16,300 loan from Pure Leapfrog. This has reduced the running costs of the centre enabling them to provide a clean and welcoming environment to swim in for the local community. The project generates nearly £50,000 of community benefit and will save 239 tonnes of carbon over the project lifetime. The number of people using Fenham Swimming Pool per year has recently increased from 76,000 to 80,000. The funding from Pure will ensure that the pool can go on to serve the local community in to the future. The difference the panels made to the pools bills was particularly noticeable during the winter months.