The last time anyone swam at the Vandalia swimming pool was Aug. 18, 2019. Due to the pandemic, it never opened in 2020, so some much needed repairs and repainting are in order this year.
“We are planning to open the pool Memorial Day Weekend,” said JoAnna Borgmeyer, deputy city administrator. “We will be replacing one slide, grating around the pool, repainting the pool and the chlorinator.”
Esther Robinson will be returning as pool manager, and the city is currently seeking lifeguards. Daily fees for individuals will stay the same as two years ago, but fees for passes, lessons and parties are going up.
The daily admission is $5 for individuals 16 and older, $4 for kids 15 and under, and free for children under 3. Children under 8 must be accompanied by someone 15 or older.
Swimming lessons will be $35 (up $10 from 2019). Season passes for individuals will now be $50 (up $5 ). Family passes will be $150 for a family of three plus only $15 for each additional family member. Pool Party Rental fees are also rising.
Photo by Barry Dalton