From 23rd Sept a new 'no footwear' policy will be in place in the pool change area. Customers must remove shoes or wear overshoes. (1/2)— GL1 Leisure Centre (@GL1Leisure) September 22, 2016
This is to improve hygiene standards through the centre. (2/2)— GL1 Leisure Centre (@GL1Leisure) September 22, 2016
In Europe, it is pretty common for shoes off to be required in pool changing rooms. Here in the UK, that is a little less common. I remember being shocked when I was 16, when a shower block at a French campsite required shoes to be left outside.