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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

COUDERSPORT SWIMMING POOL OPENING

Pool To Open Friday, June 5
FEES SET FOR 2009 SEASON

The Coudersport Borough would like to announce that the swimming pool located on Maple Street will be opening on Friday June 5th beginning at 1:00 p.m. The hours of the pool will be from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 12:00 noon till 5:00 P.M. Saturday and Sundays. Adult swim nights will be held each Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 p.m. and this will be adults 18 years or older.

The fees for swimming this year are as follows: Coudersport Borough Residents family membership season pass, $150.00. Individual Adult season pass $90.00, Individual Student Season pass $75.00, Family monthly pass $65.00, Student monthly pass $40.00
Student daily pass $4.00, Adult daily pass $5.00

The fees for those living outside of the Borough Boundaries Family Season Membership pass $160.00, Individual Adult season pass $95.00, individual Student season pass $80.00, Family Monthly membership pass $70.00, Student Monthly pass $50.00 Student daily pass $4.50 and adult daily pass $5.50.

You may purchase your membership passes at the borough office located at 201 S. West Street, until June 4th and after that you may purchase your passes at the town pool. We are hoping to have an exciting swim season and look forward to seeing you there.

25 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well I am glad that the pool will be open and I support it 100%. However, what about swimming lessons? Does anyone have info on those?

Anonymous said...

supposed to start june 22nd. Call the borough office to schedule them.

Anonymous said...

With those prices I am glad the lake is open and free..... I know the pool needs to make money but was rather surprised with these prices.

Anonymous said...

When I was a student at another school district-family passes were the way to go-and they ran about 120 then(almost 20 yrs ago), so I am not surprised. Actually, I think it isn't a bad deal. It is a stretch, but with upkeep and keeping certified life guards...it gets expensive.

Anonymous said...

What is with the in the borough vs. out of the borough prices? If I live out of the borough and am still willing to drive in to town to go to the pool I am already paying more in gas money. Now they jacked up the price too! Might not be worth it anymore. It used to be same price for all of Coudy school district. I was all if favor of saving the pool before this and donated some money but I do not think the price exclusions are fair for those of us that might not live "in the borough" but have supported the pool all along. If the pool were in a township would they charge more for non township residents? I don't think so. This is not the way to save the pool!!!!

Anonymous said...

How much are you paying for your cable bill? I'm betting it's not that much lower than those prices. And swimming is a heck of a lot better for your health.

I think those prices are more than reasonable. It's a luxury in a small town to have a swimming pool and someone has to pay for it.

Carrie said...

The different prices for borough vs. out of borough residents is because borough residents' taxes pay for the upkeep of the borough recreation -- including the parks and the pool. The townships contribute nothing from the taxes they collect to go towards the borough's rec costs, even though most township residents enjoy the pools/parks/etc. So in reality it's only fair the borough residents get a small 'break'. After all, they are paying for it.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with the raising of the prices, but I have an issue with the borough versus non-borough rates. I'll remind myself that I am a "non-borough" resident the next time someone asks me to donate to the Coudersport "borough" pool or tries to sell me tickets to a spaghetti dinner to "Save Our Pool". No more donations from me if I'm going to be penalized for living out of the borough.

Anonymous said...

At those prices you're better off putting in your own pool. By the way what does someones cable bill have to do with the pool?? And since when is the town pool a Luxury?? I think you need to come down off your high horse. You're not that special.

Anonymous said...

In the borough residents pay more then $50 a year in Recreation taxes. That is why there is a slight increase in fees for out of the borough residents. It is not a borough pool. It is a community pool and the only one in the area to have lifeguards as well as offer swim lessons.

Anonymous said...

try putting in your own pool & then see how much it will cost. we had our own, & w/ the cost to put the water in it (usually a donation to the local fire dept), chemicals, electric/gas, your own time to keep it clean, toys, etc. then take the cost of the membership, it is still way cheaper for us. we have only 2 kids & its only $50./mth ($25. for each kid)for the summer. NOW tell me that you can get your own pool cheaper than that????
plus, for $25./mth to keep a kid happy, & to give them time to spend w/ other friends & not in front of the TV/computer, thats not too bad, also look @ the electric $$ your saving by sending them to the pool.

A COUDY POOL SAVER!!

Anonymous said...

I thought I'd post this artice by Jenice Armstrong, which appeared in Phila Daily News last week.

Interesting information about chlorine.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009
What's in that pool water?


AMERICANS who tote around bottles of hand sanitizer to ward off the swine flu now have something else to be skeeved about. Sorry to lay this on you right before Memorial Day weekend, but one in five Americans admits to peeing in a public pool.

Gross, right? But this statistic is from a new study that landed in my inbox recently, from the Water Quality and Health Council. And what the council discovered is that although most people don't own up to having urinated in a pool, swimmers do suspect their fellow bathers of engaging in all kinds of unhygenic practices in the water.

In fact, eight in 10 of those surveyed think other swimmers are guilty of going potty in the pool. Kids get a bad rap for doing this. I almost never get alarmed until I see someone getting into the water with a baby in her arms. Those disposable swimsuit diapers can do only but so much.

But from what I hear, it's not just a kid thing.

"I was a swimmer in college and competed at an international level throughout my career," Ashley (who doesn't want her last name used) wrote in an e-mail yesterday. "If you are looking for any real-life or personal anecdotes, I can say that it's probably way more than one in five people who pee in pools – it's just that no one admits it (even competitive swimmers)! But once someone eventually comes clean, other people admit to doing the exact same thing!"

Garth Chouteau wrote me about how his late grandfather, a physician in New York, once spiked poolside drinks with a harmless, invisible dye that, once it passes through the body, comes out as dark blue or green urine. "My grandfather was convinced that it was the many young people using the pool who were perpetrating the in-pool peeing, but it turned out it was the adults," Chouteau said in an e-mail.

Yesterday, I learned that the problem with urine isn't so much with the waste itself but that it "has a lot of things in it that react with the chemicals and make chlorine less effective and more irritating to people's skin and eyes," pointed Tom Lachocki, chief executive of the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

But let he who is without fault make the biggest splash. If some folks aren't using the pool as a potty, they may be doing other things that don't exactly qualify as hygenic. A third of those surveyed by the Water Quality Council admitted to jumping in the water without showering first. Everyone knows you're supposed to at least rinse off before going in. Yet, how many times have you said to yourself, "What difference does it make?" and plunged right in? And even if you were diligent about showering before taking a plunge, three-quarters of those surveyed think their fellow swimmers don't bother. If true, this could make for a nasty set of circumstances.

"If you get a lot of people that don't shower, it puts a lot of pressure on the disinfectant," Chris Wiant, chairman of the Water Quality Health Council, explained yesterday. "And what happens is that all the available chlorine consumes that bacteria and if that residual level decreases, the next load of bacteria that comes in, there's no chemical to disinfect it."

So, what are you supposed to do, besides staying out of pools where the water is cloudy and the tile feels slimy? The council says don't swim if you have diarrhea, shower with soap before swimming and take your kids on frequent bathroom breaks.

"People have to realize that when they are using pools, in essence, it's communal bathing," said Lachocki, of the swimming-pool foundation. "Anything you do to reduce the amount of contaminant you put in the water, the better everyone will be." *

Me said...

I am not about the rates being raised. As I recall, that was the price I paid for a family membership last year also. As far as being better off putting in your own pool, you might want to consider the costs of installing and upkeep on a pool vs. a flat fee for use of a pool you don't have to maintain, only support.

Teresa said...

For the record, Borough residents pay apx. $40 of their real estate taxes toward the pool and parks each year. There is no contribution from the townships toward the upkeep of these facilities that are used by residents and non-residents of the borough. Members of the S.O.A.P. committee (made up of Borough and Township residents) discussed this at length and the non-residents agreed it was only fair to pay a little more since the Borough residents were paying 3X more in taxes toward this.

Anonymous said...

For those of you that think you can put in a pool and run it for 50.00 a month think again. One trip for Chlorine will cover that. Then take into account your electric, time, etc.

I really can't believe people are all upset about these prices. I have concerns about where my tax dollars go around here, but the pool is the least of my worries.

Anonymous said...

Exactly... break down the cost, per mth/per day, & its not really all that bad. i am sure that most of you that are complaining are the ones that let your kids sit in front of computers/tv's all day. or waste this much $$ on nonsense stuff.

another Pool Saver!

Michael said...

I live in a city out of the area now and I know people make more money in urban areas but these prices are ridiculously low. I have 2 pools near me and Summer passes for a family are $595 at one and $485 at the other. $395 and $285 for an individual.

Anonymous said...

You're better off spending the money and putting in your own pool. It will be alot cleaner than the borough pool.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Michael! It is cheaper thank skiing! Why do you people have to complain all the time?? It makes me sick that people are so cold-hearted and cheap, that they don't care if we do not have a pool or not! Most families could NOT afford a swimming pool of their own! We are lucky to have a town pool! The borough residents deserve a break because WE pay the taxes, not only for our pool, but for our parks also. Do you want the parks to go away too? Why don't you naysayers move way out into the woods where you won't bother the rest of us CIVIC-MINDED citizens?!

Anonymous said...

Civic minded??? Coudersport???

Anonymous said...

How about all of the people that did fund raisers to help keep the pool.....along with contributions from local businesses.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civic minded??? Coudersport???

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:58:00 PM EDT

A good question. Yes some folks are very civic-minded in Coudersport. It would be better if many more people were. Our community is facing tough challenges. If you have something to offer and can help out, now is the time to do so.

Anonymous said...

I DO BELIVE THAT THE BORO OF COUDERSPORT IS NOT BEING FAIR TO THE ONES WHO APPLY FOR BATH HOUSE JOB TO OVER SEE LIFEGUARDS AND OTHER DUTIES ,I THINK THE COUNCLE IS BEING UNFAIR AND NOT LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE. A VERY UPSET TAX PAYER..............

Anonymous said...

how are they being unfair

Anonymous said...

please explain the big picture to us 443pm