Greenville City Pool set to open under new management

GREENVILLE – The Greenville City Pool has been filled with water and is scheduled be open to the public Monday, June 2, at 1 p.m. according to new pool manager Caleb Custer. He has been making a coordinated effort to make sure the pool is ready for the public as soon as possible.

“We are doing whatever it takes to get this place open and ready for some summer fun,” Custer said.

The pool has received some major paint upgrades over the last few weeks. The entire pool has been stripped and repainted and the slide, diving boards, benches and buildings have all had paint upgrades to help bring some life and color to the pool area. Custer and his mom Kate have donated a majority of the paint and time to get the pool ready for opening day. According to Custer, the pool had some touch-ups done over two years ago, but has desperately needed a complete overhaul for quite some time.

Custer, who was voted in as the new pool manager by the park board members, has worked at the pool as a life guard for the last six years. His chosen assistant manager, Sam Bowers, son of Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers, will work together with Custer to bring some different features to the pool season. The pair is planning for some summer fun night swims that will include music, dance and movies to give the pool some added attraction. Along with working with the Darke County EMA through Skywarn, pool manager Custer also has a DJ service he titles DJ 9-1-1 he plans to utilize for the music at the pool. Look for details and event dates on the City of Greenville website.

Custer and Bowers have a combined 10 years of life guard experience. Both are current college students and graduates of Greenville High School. Custer has brought in over 20 life guards in which seven will be on duty at all times during the summer season.

“Every day is a new day,” Custer told The Early Bird. “I enjoy working with the city and park board and look forward to a successful summer at the pool.”

Swimming lessons will be held Monday-Thursday for two weeks for a fee of $35. To sign up, log on to the City of Greenville’s website at cityofgreenville.org. Pool hours are 1-7 p.m. seven days a week. Family pool passes are available for $150, single season passes for $100 and will be half price at mid-season. Daily pool entry fee is $5 and $2.50 after 5 p.m. each day. The pool will be available for private rentals for $100 per hour.

Contact the pool office at 548-3393 or the park office at 548-2315 for questions and information.

 

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