The first swimming pool in Peel was at Traie Fogog beach where an open-air pool was constructed in response to the growing popularity of sea bathing and the establishment of the tourist industry in Peel. In 1923 Messrs Cain and Kelly took over, building a platform adjacent to the pool, changing rooms and toilet facilities. Later a cafe was also added. This was the heyday for the facility, being popular with both visitors and locals. The pool was closed in the 1950s following a series of landfalls and another was built at Marine Parade, which remained operational until the early 1970s. The indoor pool on Derby Road was officially opened by HRH The Duke of York on Thursday 9th October 2003 and has established as a main recreation and education facility for the west of the island remaining popular with visitors as well as the local community.