Filling the City Pool

Union Parks and Recreation Department Director Kevin Arand was on hand while crews filled the Splash-N-Swimplex. The pool will open to the public Sunday, May 27.

The city’s Splash-N-Swimplex has been filled with water — one sign that summer is almost here.

The pool is slated to open Sunday, May 27, and remain open every day during the pool season.

The pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays when the pool opens at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $4 and children 2 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Punch cards are available at the pool or at the parks and recreation department in the lower level of city hall. The cost of a punch card is $35 for 20 visits to the pool.

The Splash-N-Swimplex is available for rent Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7-10 p.m., however many of those slots already are filled, park officials said.

Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Arand said everything is nearly ready for the opening.

“We are just hoping for some warm weather to warm up the water,” he said. “The guards are hired and everything is looking good — we look forward to a successful season.

There are now firmer age restrictions for those who can be unsupervised at the pool. Now, children aged 7 and under must be supervised by someone who is 12 years or older. In the past, the rules stated children had to be at least 8 years to be at the pool without adult supervision, but the rules did not list the age of those supervising younger children.

Pool Activities

A Senior Swim will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also during those times, there will be “tot time” in the shallow area of the pool for children ages 3 and under. The cost is $1 per child.

Swim lessons will be available at the cost of $40 per child for a two-week session. There will be morning or evening hours with four sessions to pick from starting June 7.

Water aerobics will be available Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15-8 p.m. The first session will begin June 12 and classes will be held through July 12.

A second session will be held July 17 through Aug. 9.

The swim team will meet at the pool this year, and there will be a family luau in Aug. 10.

For more information contact the parks department at 636-583-8471.