pool
 

The Pool Will Open - Saturday, May 24

Pool Hours:

On Memorial Day the pool hours will be 12:30 until 8:30 p.m.
After Memorial Day, regular pool hours will be observed.

Sundays and Holidays:
1:00 P.M. to 6:30 PM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
12:30 P.M. to 8:30 PM

Tuesday and Thursday - All Swimmers
12:30 P.M. to 6:30 PM

Tuesday and Thursday - Family Swim
6:30 P.M. to 8:30 PM
(Anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult)

7:30 to 8:30 PM - Adult Swim
(part of pool)

Monday through Saturday - Adult Swim Only
12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM
( No one under the age of 18 will be permitted admittance
to the pool until 12:30 PM, Monday through Saturday )

Monday, Wednesday Friday - Adult Swim
5:00 to 6:00 PM
(part of pool)

 

Swimming Pool (Seasonal): 412-881-3314

 

Questions:
Administrative Assistant
: Marjorie K. Yaksich
Phone: 412.884.0505, Ext. 320
Email: myaksich@whitehallboro.org

 

All pool hours are subject to change depending on weather conditions and attendance. During inclement weather, call the pool for information:
412-881-3314

NOTE: Any change in hours or season closing date will be posted at the pool.

If you purchased tags last year, please bring with you the photo ID with the metal clip and proof of residency. One adult family member may purchase tags for everyone in their family if all members were pool pass holders in 2013.

Any person over 12 years of age who purchased a tag in 2013 and wishes to have a new photo taken for 2014 will be charged a fee of $10.00. This $10.00 charge is in addition to the cost of the pool tag.

 

Pool Photo I.D. Cards are on sale at the Whitehall Borough Building at the following dates and times only:

May 17 through May 25, 2014

Week Nights 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

May 27 through July 29, 2014

*Tuesdays & Thursdays Only
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Buy Your Pool I.D. Early!     Take Advantage Of The "Early Bird" Rates


NO REGISTRATION MEMORIAL DAY - May 26th, 2014

 

Questions:
Administrative Assistant
: Marjorie K. Yaksich
Phone: 412.884.0505, Ext. 320
Email: myaksich@whitehallboro.org

General Admisssion Rates
Monday - Friday Children $6:00
  Adults $6:00
     
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays Children $6:00
  Adults $6:00
     
NO REGISTRATION MEMORIAL DAY - May 26th, 2014
 
  Early Bird Rates
Through May 26
From May 28 From July 9
Individual
(6 yrs. or older)
$40.00 $50.00 $30.00
       
Tots 2 - 5 yrs. $10.00 $12.00 $8.00
       
Under 2 yrs. Free Free Free
       
65 yrs. and over $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
       
Family Maximum $200.00 $250.00 $150.00
       
Lost ID $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
       

GUEST PASSES may be purchased by adult pass holders for use by visitors. Guest passes are available for $60.00 and are good for 10 visits. Guest passes may be used by more than one person, however, an adult pass holder must accompany the guest.

During the months of June and July, swimming lessons for children of Borough residents will be offered. Exact dates will be posted at the pool. Instructions will be given in the following groups:

  • Beginners - (including non-swimmers) acclimating children to the pool and initial stroke segments
  • Advanced Beginners - Basic coordination of swimming strokes
  • Intermediate - Deep water instruction to new swimmers and orientation to various strokes
  • Advanced - Lessons in various strokes and aquatic safety instruction

Parents may acquire the necessary forms to enroll their children from attendants at the control desk at the pool. Schedules will then be posted if balancing numbers of pupils becomes necessary.

Cost for each group lesson is $30.00 per child.

 

Call for Information: 412-881-3314

Borough residents who are not pool I.D. holders may pay the daily admission rate to use the pool.

Proof of residency is required.

Non I.D. holders MAY NOT bring guests into the pool.

NO FOOD IN GRASS AREA

ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED

SUN GLASSES IN THE POOL: Sun glasses with plastic lenses only will be permitted in the pool, provided that a safety strap is attached to the glasses. Sun glasses will be worn at the wearer's own risk.

POOL PARKING REMINDER: Pool patrons are reminded that parking is available in the pool rear/tennis court lot. This parking lot has easy access to the pool area and may be more convenient.

One of the more popular amenities of the Borough is the Whitehall swimming pool. Originally proposed in 1956, it was not until 1963 that a consensus of Council was reached to construct the pool. Once the decision was made, the next steps were to find a suitable location and the necessary funds. With 14 acres of land available at what is now the municipal complex, choosing a site was relatively easy. In fact, the pool architect, Herold Bradley, who had designed over 100 municipal and private pools, described the location as unique in his experience due to its location on the top of a hill offering an unobstructed view of the surrounding area.

Following approval of the design, bids totaling $238,000 were opened February 19, 1964. Council approved a $222,000 bond issue to pay for the construction that same evening. The pool was officially dedicated and opened on May 29, 1965.

The pool was immensely popular from the start, so much so that it generated a surplus of funds that was later used to purchase an adjoining plot of land. A pool plaza, featuring gazebos and shuffleboard courts, was eventually built on the site. It was renamed the Edwin F. Brennan Plaza in 1998 in honor of the longtime councilman and mayor, an ardent supporter of the pool since its inception.

Over the years the pool has undergone a number of repairs and renovations. The most recent, in 2010, included replacement of the main drain box and a new coat of blue paint.

The pool no longer generates sufficient funds to pay for its operations, and much of its expenses are paid for from the general fund. It is for this reason that pool usage is restricted to Whitehall residents and their guests.

The pool opens on the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day.

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