In 1932 the swimming pool was opened on Clacton pier and was the first pool in the country to be built over the sea. On the 1st August 1971 the pool was closed and turned in a dolphinarium, the original swimming pool was the subject of falling receipts and high running costs. The dolphinarium was a permanent summer attraction run by owner Michael Goss and dolphin trainer and expert Reg Bloom. Reg was a former curator of Flamingo Park and Chester Zoo, he also opened dolphinariums in London and Majorca. Mr Bloom also helped design and build the dolphinarium in Windsor Safari Park.
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