Fun in the sun

Swimmers at the Parkersburg City Pool hold up their hands as they enjoy the pool during open swimming time on Monday, June 15. (Seth McDuffee photo)
Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

Pools in the area are gearing up for the summer season after COVID-19 regulations kept them closed a little longer than usual this year.

The Parkersburg City Pool is using a reservation system to limit the number of attendees at the pool. The pool's Facebook page offers a sign-up sheet to reserve a time slot, with time slots costing $3 per slot, or the use of a family/individual pool pass. Open swim is 12-2:30 p.m., 3:30-6 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. each day. Between each open swim session, the pool will be closed for an hour for disinfection before the next open swim time.

Swimmers are asked to limit one household per bench, table and lounge chair, stay home if you're sick, bring your own lifejackets and equipment and social distance outside of the pool until it is your turn to check-in and have your temperature taken.

Aplington's pool at the Aplington Recreational Complex is set to open June 22 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. daily. Pool memberships are available for purchase on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 from 10:30-2:30 p.m. at the pool and can also be purchased at City Hall. View details on Aplington pool memberships.

Swimmers are asked to follow social distancing recommendations and avoid coming to the pool if they are experiencing symptoms. The pool will run at a limited capacity based on number of lifeguards working. No deck chairs will be available and attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. No toys/pool noodles will be distributed and any toys left behind will be disposed of instead of taken to a lost and found. Lifejackets and arm floaties will also not be distributed.



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