The Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool is a very large complex and is the culmination of seven years of planning and fundraising by the charity SNAP which was set up by the Rotary Club in Chippingham to make this project a reality for St Nicholas School, for children with special needs. The hydrotherapy pool has been designed to allow people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy the experience and benefits of water. The pool features the very latest technology such as an in-water interactive multi-sensory system and ultra-violet water treatment, accommodating those with allergies and breathing difficulties. A solar panel heating system provides a large amount of the energy required to keep the pool at a constant 34 degrees celsius and greatly reduces the carbon footprint. A mechanical hoist enables pool access for the less able-bodied and specialist designed steps assist partially sighted users. The pool cover was custom made for the unusual shape of the pool. The Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool is located separately from St Nicholas School’s main building, which allows the wider community to use the pool. Currently some 15 external groups are benefitting from the fantastic facilities. The pool is already changing the lives of many people.