There are so many local pools in the area with lots to offer. Whether you’re interested in a wave pool, kiddie pool, waterslides or some shady relaxation, you’ll want to check out these seven great pools in Pittsburgh.
1. Boyce Park Wave Pool
Boyce Park’s wave pool is clean and well-maintained. It is quite popular and many frequent the pool on hot summer days. There is no outside food or drink allowed and be careful with little ones as waves can get pretty rough.
2. Mon Tsunami Wave Pool at Sandcastle
The Mon Tsunami Wave Pool at Sandcastle Waterpark is a 20,000 square foot pool that generates waves similar to the ocean. Even diamond-shaped waves can criss-cross the 300,000 gallon pool. Depths range from zero to six feet.
3. Dormont Pool
The Dormont Pool is open daily from 12 noon until 8 p.m. and weekends noon to 8. For those who don’t know how to swim, classes are available through Jeff Ellis Management.
4. Highland Park Pool
Highland Park’s pool is never too crowded and has lots of shady areas. There’s a diving pool, lap pool and kiddie pool, so there’s something for everyone.
5. Avonworth Pool
Avonworth has a fun waterslide, diving board and baby pool. There are also plenty of picnic areas and a snack bar too.
6. Oliver Bath House
Keep this one in the back of your mind when it’s the off-season for outdoor pools. The Oliver Bath House is open during the fall, winter and spring. There’s aerobic and swim lessons offered for kids as young as infants.
During the summer pool season, enjoy the merging of day and nightlife with ice cold beer, cocktails and frozen drinks. There are private cabanas available and the Skybar is open on the South Side weekends until 2 a.m.
Burke Glenn in Monroeville provided many fun loving days. Too bad it is gone. I lived on Aberscreek Rd, between the Northern Pike and Haymaker rd, about a mile or so. Those were the days my friend,we thought they would never end.