Hamburg’s pool opened for the season on May 31 and could be getting ready for a record season of attendance this year.
The pool offered free swimming last year and saw attendance numbers go up quite significantly. That raised some thoughts that the lower attendance might have had an economic cause.
In order to make the pool more affordable, Lisa Welch, pool manager, said the prices have been adjusted.
A family pool pass, which was $120 last year, is now $60, and the single pass is $30, down from $60.
Daily admission prices have all swimmers ages 4 and up paying $2. Admission will be free on Sunday and Wednesday.
The pool will still be available for organizations and individuals to rent. The pool can be rented from 8 to 10 p.m. on pre-arranged days at the price of $100.
While prices have gone down, the quality of the swim experience will remain high.
Volunteers with Hometown Pride did work painting the bathhouse, which Welch said was definitely a needed project.
Welch put the finishing touches on painting the bathhouse, but she said she  definitely appreciated the work that the volunteers put in.
The pool itself got a new coat of paint and replaced two ladders and lights which were damaged in an off-season auto accident at the site.
More updates are possible with fundraising underway to add a few pool amenities.     A recent fundraising effort was conducted during Hamburg’s recent downtown flea market. Anyone interested in donating to the pool improvement efforts can do so by simply calling the pool.
Pool hours this year will be 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday with the exception of June 19 and June 28, nights which the pool will be closed due to Hamburg swim meets.
Also of note, adult swim will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning in the first week of July. And the Red Cross Swim Lessons will begin on Monday, June, 19.
They will run Monday through Friday that week and then continue on Monday through Wednesday of the following week. Cost is $20 per swimmer. Sign up is not required. Just come to the pool ready to learn on June 19.