Memorial Day Pool Openings in Pittsburgh

Memorial Day weekend is, of course, America’s unofficial pool opening weekend, and there are some great options available around Pittsburgh.

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Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, and it’s a great way to stay cool on a hot day. (Residents of Alvern Gardens Apartments can enjoy their summer poolside for a $10 season pass.)

Sandcastle is opening its gates for the 2016 season at 11 a.m. on Saturday. There are a variety of ticket options, so check their website for details.

The Mt. Lebanon Swim Center opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday for an hour long adult swim before opening to the general public for the season. Season passes are available, but admission at the gate is also an option.

The Dormont Pool is slightly less expensive than the Mt. Lebanon Swim Center, and people living in the Keystone Oaks School District enjoy resident pricing. The Dormont Pool opens at noon on Saturday. Daily hours start on June 11, after school lets out for the summer.

The Alvern Gardens pool will open for the season at noon on June 11. Season passes for residents are available now at the leasing office.

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Tips for a safe, fun summer spent by the pool

Because the Alvern Gardens Apartments pool will be opening for its 2014 season over Memorial Day weekend, now is  the perfect time to discuss some important tips for safety and fun at the pool.

Most every pool has its rules, so make sure you’re familiar with the rules of the pool you frequent. Typical rules include:

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Residents of Alvern Gardens Apartments can enjoy their summer poolside for a $10 season pass.
  • Shower before entering the water
  • Wear proper swim attire
  • No glass containers
  • No swimming during inclement weather
  • No diving or splashing
  • No profanity

Of course you should always be courteous to your fellow pool patrons, and never leave children unattended.

Here are some additional tips for a healthy day at the pool:

  • Apply sunblock half an hour before going outside, and reapply frequently
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat or some other head covering to protect yourself against sunstroke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Be aware of your surroundings and your fellow swimmers

Whether you live in a community with a pool or you frequent a public or country club pool, following the rules and taking precautions will ensure you have a fun summer.

If you’d like to move to Alvern Gardens Apartments just in time for the 2014 pool season, contact us at 412-561-4663 or alverngardens@yahoo.com for our availability and current specials. Current residents are welcome to come buy their season passes at  the leasing office.