New diving boards are not installed, but Springbrook Pool in Alcoa still opens for the summer at 11 a.m. today as planned.
Springbrook Pool’s concrete diving platforms, which date to the pool’s opening in 1931, were removed May 8 after having deteriorated past the point of being salvageable. They will be replaced with two stainless steel 1-meter diving platforms and boards.
“We’ll just keep that little area closed off (until they are installed),” said Joe Huff, executive director of Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation. “We still have the slide and plenty of pool for people to swim.”
Springbrook Pool, located at 636 Vose Road, is open 12-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays.
John Sevier Pool, located at 1998 Sequoyah Avenue in Maryville, will open for the summer May 23 and be open 12-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays.
John Sevier Pool also will be open 10-11 a.m. Saturdays only for those wishing to swim laps.
Both pools are available for private party rentals after normal operating hours.
Those interested should call Parks & Rec at 865-983-9244 for availability and reservations.
Daily admission rates are $3 for ages 3-18, 55 and older, and spectators; those ages 19-54 are charged $4 per day.
Season passes are available for $50 for ages 55 and older; $65 for ages 3-18; and $75 for ages 19-54.
A season pass for four family members living in the same household is $150, with $25 charged for each additional member of the household on the season pass.
Season passes typically must be purchased at the Parks & Rec administrative offices, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville. However, Parks & Rec staff will be on site at Springbrook Pool 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today as well as 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, selling season passes. Those dates could change if it rains.
Both pools will close Aug. 2, though Springbrook Pool will remain open on weekends only through Aug. 16.
For more information on Parks & Rec’s pools, visit http://www.parksrec.com/pools_aquatics/hourslocationsfees.aspx