Source:Susan Valentine, Jeffersonville Community Pool Manager, details what the pool means to the public and inform the residents of pricing and features.
The Jeffersonville Community Pool, located 42 Colonial Drive in the village, opened for the season recently and has already started to see a good turnout from local residents.
“It has been extremely busy. We were very lucky that Memorial Day weekend had some really warm weather, so we have had an excellent start up,” Jeffersonville Community Pool manager, Susan Valentine, said. “This is the only pool in Fayette County and it’s a huge staple for the village. I grew up here and a lot of people from my generation remember this pool. In fact, we had one of our past lifeguards, who life-guarded with me back in the 80’s, that has passed her test and now at 52-years-old she is back helping to keep the pool as a lifeguard. It is just a great place to go to make memories and meet other people. Each guard is trained in CPR and first aide, with short shifts for each to ensure they are at the top of their game to watch the children coming through here. Miami Trace and (Washington) Court House (school districts) have always had a division and this is a good place to come and unify.”
To become a member, it is $70 for the head of household and then $10 for any additional family members. For a parent with three children, $100 will provide the family with passes to go to the Jeffersonville Community Pool every day it is open, which is currently expected to be most days until Labor Day on Sept. 5. If the family is considering frequenting the pool, the membership is the way to go. With over 80 days expected to be open, the pass could save residents hundreds of dollars this summer and provide a safe and fun environment for the whole family. The pool can also be booked for parties at a rate of $150 for two hours.
“The membership is by far the best deal if you are a swimmer and plan to be at the pool all the time,” Valentine said. “It is $4 for daily admission. Children under 2-years-old get in for free and as far as food we have a lot of good stuff. We have hot dogs and coney dogs, hot pretzels, pizza, all kinds of candy, ice cream, slushies and more.”
A couple of changes have been made to the pool, including alterations to the kiddie pool and the addition of a new chlorinator. The hours the pool will be open are Monday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-7 p.m., depending on the weather. If, for instance, there is a particularly cold day or one with terrible weather hanging overhead, the staff will close early. The staff would also like to encourage the community to join them for the July 4 party and watch the fireworks with them. Other parties that could occur this year include an 80’s-themed pool party and more.
“Actually there is always room for change and Rob Kinzer, who is in charge of the recreational division in the village, has really had some great ideas moving forward,” Valentine said. “We have put the new chlorinator in for the season and we have a lot of big ideas. Will they be implemented this season? Probably not. But we are just so glad that we can still be open and have the kids here, able to swim.”
Finally, Valentine wanted to thank the village for its continued efforts to keep the pool in good repair and a wonderful feature for the community. She also wanted to thank the taxpayers, who continue to support the pool, and Kinzer, who has been working hard, to make much needed changes and repairs to the facilities.
Stay tuned to the Jeffersonville Swimming Pool Facebook page for more information about parties and upcoming swimming lessons.
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