London Pool could open as early as Tuesday

SYRACUSE —Meigs County’s lone public pool could open as soon as Tuesday.

With repair and renovation work complete, the pool in Syracuse is expected to open as early as Tuesday.

Syracuse Councilman Eber Pickens Jr. explained that the fiberglass patching on the pool was completed mid-week, and must set for a period of time before the pool can be filled.

The plan is for the pool to be filled either Saturday evening or Sunday, weather permitting.

Once the pool is filled it must be inspected by the Meigs County Health Department before it can be open to the public.

After a few years of struggling with low attendance and losing money, although not losing as much as it had years ago, those with the village, the pool and a group of volunteers are working to help keep the pool a float and drive up attendance.

One of the new things to take place this year is the Wednesday night swim theme nights.

Pickens explained that Wednesday has traditionally been one of the slowest days for the week at the pool.

Now, the hope is that weekly theme nights will bring more attendance to the pool. The night swims will take place from 7-10 p.m.

The theme nights are being sponsored by local businesses and individuals, with the first one to be a luau theme sponsored by Roush’s Greenhouse.

Other new things for this year include the option to rent lazy river tubes (for use in the pool), cabana rentals, as well as the option to purchase beach towels and t-shirts.

Pickens noted the support of local resident Debbie Snyder in helping the pool to acquire the items to rent and sale, as well as fundraising efforts for the pool in recent times.

There will be incentives offered at the pool concession stand for those wearing the pool t-shirts.

In addition to the daily admission option, there will be punch cards and arm bands available for multiple visits to the pool. The arm bands are purchased on a monthly basis, while the punch cards are for a set number of visits during the season.

The concession stand will be serving new options at lower prices this season as well.

Pool manager for this year it Trey Pickens with assistant manager Jake Roush.

To book parties or for more information call 740-992-5418.

By Sarah Hawley

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