Decatur pools now open to public

The city of Decatur’s outdoor pools opened for daily swim beginning July 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., city staff announced in a July 9 press release. 

Oakhurst indoor pool will remain closed. However, McKoy and Ebster pools will close for weekday swimming on Aug.1 and remain open through Labor Day. Glenlake Pool will remain open daily through Labor Day as well as the weekend following Labor Day.

Admission is $5 for each person older than 2. Resident Season Pool Passes are available for purchase at for $125. Individual passes are $45. Total occupancy at each pool has been reduced to the following bather loads: 53 people at Glenlake Pool, 31 people at Ebster Pool and 25 people at McKoy Pool. The new occupancy numbers allow for each person to have 160 square feet of clear space around them.

Social distancing guidelines require 6 feet of space in each direction, which would equal 144 square feet of space for each person. Bathrooms will be limited to two people at a time or immediate family members. Pool rentals are suspended until further notice.

For the safety of the community and staff, the following guidelines are in place:

  • The pool admission fee will guarantee patrons a maximum of two hours at the pool. Patrons will record the time that they arrived at the pool on the sign-in sheet. This policy will be enforced when there are patrons in line waiting to enter the pool.
  • Patrons are to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others at all times. Parents are responsible for

ensuring that their children are adhering to social distancing guidelines.

  • All patrons must wear a mask while not in the pool or able to remain 6 feet from


  • Adult Swim is 20 minutes to allow lifeguards to wipe down high-touch surfaces. All

patrons younger than 18 will exit the pool at this time.

  • Patrons are responsible for disinfecting pool furniture prior to use. Disinfectant will

not be provided.

  • Showers and changing rooms are closed. Restrooms are limited to two people at a


  • Toys and balls are not allowed in the pool.
  • Wearable flotation devices will be allowed in the pool, subject to the discretion of

the lifeguards.

  • There is no snack or food service. Patrons may bring their own food and drink to the pool.
  • No glass is allowed.

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