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Palmerton pool to open Saturday

Palmerton Memorial Pool is on track for a Memorial Day weekend opening.

Lee Arner, general manager, said the pool will be open Memorial Day weekend from 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 8 p.m. Monday.

Arner said the pool will then be open from 3-8 p.m. May 31-June 3.

He said regular pool hours will begin June 4 when the pool is open from noon to 8 p.m. (10 a.m. to noon for lap swimming and adult lap walking only) on Saturdays, 1-8 p.m. Sundays, and noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arner said the pool is joined this year by new assistant manager Caitlene Santos.

He said the pool received an extremely generous donation in the form of two brand-new fiberglass diving boards.

Arner noted that last month, a few dedicated volunteers and maintenance workers spent their spare time painting the pool.

Crack repairs and gardening were also done.

Practically the entire pool - nearly 6,600 square yards - was painted.

“We have a pretty big grass area, enough spatial seating around the pool, the pavilion is available for picnic tables, we have two basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, kiddie pool, and a refreshment stand,” Arner said. “We have amenities to provide you with some fun.”

Arner said season passes are available at palmertonpool.com, or stop by the pool office for membership.

Caitlene Santos, assistant manager, Palmerton Memorial Pool, shown by one of the two new fiberglass diving boards that were donated to the pool. The Palmerton Memorial Pool will open Saturday for the season. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS