Time and tide wait for no man. The tidal swimming pools represent some of the last man made structures that don’t come under fire from health and safety rules. These rules now threaten the existence of the remaining pools, through lack of maintenance, whilst being exposed to the harshest of elements. Now a space where freedom of expression can be celebrated, where people can choose to act on instinct and common sense, rather than the behavioural constraints dictated upon society. But these spaces have restrictions, the most prevalent being nature. The tide dictates the space, however the ocean answers to the force of gravity. This natural occurrence still holds a dominant sense of control over humans and the landscape, controlling the use, enjoyment and documentation.