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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Municipal Swimming Pool Opens May 26

2023 Pool Opening

The City of Canal Winchester invites you to cool off this summer at the Canal Winchester Municipal Swimming Pool.  The pool season begins Friday, May 26th and will run through Sunday, September 3rd.

In an effort to have a smooth opening to the 2023 season, the pool will be open to members only from Friday, May 26th through Thursday, June 1st.  During this time, only individuals who have completed purchasing a membership will be able to enter the pool.  Daily admission passes can be purchased at the pool by members only for additional guests outside of the membership.  Members will be responsible for all guests brought in to the pool; failure to abide by the rules may result in loss of membership.

Seasonal memberships and a number of other pass options will be available this year.  If space is available, reduced-price membership opportunities will open after July 5th.  

Seasonal Membership Passes

Those wishing to purchase a Sunbather’s Pass (seasonal membership) will need to preregister online.  In-person verification of residency and household members (if applicable) will be required prior to the membership being issued.  All pass holders will also have their photo taken.  Memberships will not be sold at the pool.

To purchase a membership:

  1.  Visit and select “Create Account”, or “Log In” if you have used the program before.
  2.  Add all household members to your account that you intend on placing on the membership.   More information on what constitutes a household and eligibility can be found on the website.
  3.  Attend an open house session (listed below)to complete the verification process.  All members included on the pass must be verified and have their photo taken before their pass will be issued; we recommend all household members attend the open house, if possible.
    • Valid forms of verification include, but are not limited to, a valid driver’s license or other photo ID; bill or lease with name and address; tax return; school registration form; health insurance card.
  4.  Have photo taken, pay for the membership, and receive physical pass.

Vacationer’s Passes

Those interested in purchasing a Vacationer’s Pass (good for 10 visits, any day; must be used by the same person) will need to preregister online.  Vacationer's Passes will not be sold at the pool.

To purchase a Vacationer's Pass:

  1.  Visit and select “Create Account”, or “Log In” if you have used the program before.
  2.  Add the individual who will be using the pass to your account.
  3.  Attend an open house session (listed below) to have the passholder photo taken, pay for the pass, and receive physical pass.

Daily Admission Passes

Daily admission passes may be purchased at the pool on the day of your visit.  The same rate applies to residents and non-residents.   Discounts are available for senior citizens and registered daycares.  More information and specific rates are available online.

Open House Sessions for Processing

Complete the process of purchasing a Sunbather’s Pass or Vacationer’s Pass by attending one of the following open house sessions, held at City Hall (45 E. Waterloo Street):

  •  Wednesday, May 10th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  •  Saturday, May 13th – 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  •  Tuesday, May 16th – 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  •  Sunday, May 21st – 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Anyone unable to attend an open house may have their pass issued at City Hall between Monday, May 22 and Thursday, May 25.  Staff will be available to assist between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM; no appointment necessary.  Sales will pause beginning May 25 at 4 PM and will not resume until May 30 at 8 AM.  When sales reopen, anyone interested in purchasing a Sunbather’s Pass or Vacationer's Pass can visit City Hall between 8 AM - 4 PM Mondays - Fridays to complete the process.

Returning member?  Bring your 2022 pass with you to have it reactivated!

Pool Rental

Celebrate at the pool this summer!  The pool is available to rent for parties on designated Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout the season.  Dates may be booked on a first come, first served basis, and must be booked 2 weeks in advance.  Rental opportunities will open for booking on May 15th at 8:00 AM.  Check the city’s website for complete details, including rental fees and available times.

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