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Paden City Pool Opens

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

Photos by Ed Parsons Dozens of kids, teenagers and adults enjoyed opening day at Paden City Pool on Monday.

From Staff reports

PADEN CITY – After several days worth of hard work and preparation, the city’s pool opened Monday.

“Yes, the community came together to get the pool open,” said Danielle Ice-Davis, a member of the Friends of PC Pool, a group of volunteers who made magic. “Opening the pool was a priority! Our town is proud of their pool – it was built by volunteers back in the late 60s – and we want to keep it such a wonderful asset available to our kids and families.”

Recently, the Park and Pool board decided to close the pool due to a lack of lifeguards and other concerns. The community expressed reservations about the board’s decision and offered a strategy to re-open the pool. When the board met June 3, it decided to re-open the pool. Josh Billiter, the Certified Pool Operator and head of Paden City’s Maintenance Department, said the pool is structurally safe to open.

Volunteers donated their time and area businesses their money and services to keep the pool open.

Lifeguards patrol the pool to keep it safe. And notice the cool slide that seeks to thrill swimmers.

“Many citizens volunteered the past two Saturdays to work on painting the pool and doing general cleanup and maintenance to get it ready,” Ice-Davis said. “Josh and the maintenance crew also worked very hard to get the pool filled and ready to go. The slide has been cleaned, painted and inspected. Everything looks great.”

The pool’s hours are between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Sundays.

Daily rates are Adults $3, kids (6-18) $2, Kids 5 and under FREE. Speaking of free, there will be a free swim on Saturday.

“Kids need a safe place to have fun, the pool is a great place for that! We need to work hard to see it succeed,” Ice-Davis said.

They are 10 day passes, which can be used any 10 days. They do not have to be used consecutively – just any day the pool is open. For more information about passes or pool party rates, stop by the pool.

“So many people have such found memories of being in the pool in summers, shouldn’t we give our children the same opportunities to make wonderful memories,” Johanna Casto, a member of Friends of PC Pool.

Several individuals donated items to help make the pool a little nicer. Ice-Davis said Axial Corporation donated the chlorine for the season while Chaplin Hardware, Chen’s Garden, Dominos Pizza, Paden City Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE 228, Ace Hardware and Tasty Freez also offered their assistance in various ways. Some of the individuals made donations, but didn’t wish to have their names given.

Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation they can do so by sending your donation to:

Friends of PC Pool c/o Wesbanco, P.O. Box 178, Paden City, WV 26159.