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City will open indoor pool in Oakhurst in September

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City will open indoor pool in Oakhurst in September

Photo provided by the city of Decatur

Photo provided by the city of Decatur

This story has been updated. 

Swimming season is drawing to a close, but a new indoor pool will allow Decatur residents to enjoy the pool all year long.

The city of Decatur recently entered into a lease with the Samuel L Jones Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst to reopen the club’s indoor pool.

The pool will officially reopen on Sept. 11, the city says. The pool is located at 450 East Lake Dr. and the entrance is on the right side of the building.

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“Beginning Sept. 11 until Sep. 30, lap swim will be available during open hours with the exception of 4 – 6 pm and free swim will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m.,” the announcement from the city says. “The lap ropes will be removed during free swim time to allow families a place to play. Pool hours for September are 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon until 4 p.m. on Sundays. Programming will begin in October and there will be designated hours for lap swim beginning at that time.”

The city says swim passes will be available at the Glenlake Tennis Center.

“Adult swim passes will be available for the month of September for $30/$60 for non-residents; children swim passes are $20/$40 for non-residents,” the city says. “Beginning in October, monthly adult passes will be $50/$100 for non-residents; children passes will be $30/ $60 for non-residents.”

For information about city pools visit www.decaturga.com/pools.

UPDATE: Several readers had questions following the initial publication of this story, so we sent them to Assistant Director of Living Cheryl Burnette.

1) How long is the pool?  

The pool is 25 meters long.

2) Is it only monthly passes? Or is there also a pay per visit option like the summer pools have? 

Right now we will only have monthly passes as we won’t have Active Living staff on hand to collect money on a daily basis. This may be something we move to in the future.

3) Will my pool pass for this summer work for this?

Summer pool passes are only for summer. They will have to get the monthly pass for the indoor pool.

4) What about city of Decatur residents whose income is at or below poverty level?

Those below the poverty level (City of Decatur residents) can call us. We may be able to work something out.

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