The lifeguards are going back to school, and the West Penn Pool will close for the season at 5:45 pm on Sunday August 21. The pool was a great relief during the ultra-hot days this summer, and we’re going to miss it — and the exercise.
But there is a place to go while you’re waiting for the pool to reopen next June. If you have a pool pass, it’s good from September 2011 thru May 2012 at Citiparks Oliver Bathhouse on 10th street in the Southside (that’s between East Carson Street and the 10th Street Bridge). Occasional visitors can pay $4 for entry.
The Oliver Bathhouse (above) is closed right now, but will open on September 6 and remain open until the outdoor pool season starts again next year. Oliver is a nice facility with a big pool and things like water aerobics for seniors, family swims, and swimming lessons.