Mansfield Town Pool Preparing For Busy Summer Season
MANSFIELD, PA — School is almost out and kids have summer fun on their minds! In Mansfield that means heading to the public swimming pool for hours of water fun with friends. The town pool is owned and maintained by the borough. Borough Manager, Chris McGann, provided information about preparations for the busy summer season.
Just to get ready to open the pool every year requires significant maintenance and sometimes repairs. McGann shared “There is a whole array of jobs to be done before the season starts. When we close the pool, the plumbing needs to be winterized, so in the spring we have to have to “de-winterize” the bathhouse. Effectively this means ensuring that the toilets and showers will work properly for the season. There is a similar process for starting the slide, as well. This year, we found it necessary to drain the pool, clean it out and refill. Over the winter, someone threw a bicycle handlebar and a street cone in the pool! Once the pool is filled, we will have to get the chlorine levels correct. Of course, the whole facility needs to be cleaned and made presentable and safe. We also do other routine maintenance such as checking electrical systems, the fence and the bathhouse.”
Lifeguards have been hired, but the borough office is happy to take additional applications through the season. Most lifeguards are high school students. “The manager this year is Tasha Newton and she does a phenomenal job running the pool” Stated McGann.
There will be prepackaged snacks and drinks available in the concession area. Families, groups or organizations can book the pool for events by Contacting the Borough Office for details.
So when can the fun start for the area kids? Since most lifeguards are students in any given year, opening day is typically right after graduation. The planned opening date for this year is June 13.
If you have questions about the swimming pool, McGann recommends contacting the Borough Office at 570-662-2315. “Speak with the secretary or manager with specific questions about rates and parties. We also encourage pool patrons to follow the pool on Facebook at Mansfield Town Pool for any updates, including unexpected closing times due to weather.” Daily rates and season ticket rates plus rules and regulations can be found at https://mansfieldborough.org/services/swimming-pool.
Writing: Deb Bastian
Photography: Mansfield Town Pool Facebook page
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