NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Pool is set to open for the 2020 season on Friday, August 14. After having been closed for nearly two years, the pool has been repaired and rebuilt and is ready for swimmers.
According to Pool Director, Sherri Kaylani only Newton residents will be allowed to swim for the innaugral week, from Friday, August 14 through 21. Beginning Saturday, August 22 through the closing date at the end of the summer, non-residents will be allowed to join Newton residents in the pool. The season's closing date has not yet been determined.
The pool hours on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be:
- Open Senior Swim- for adults ages 55 and older: 9 to 11 a.m.
- Open Swim Session A: noon to 3 p.m.
- Open Swim Session B: 4 to 7 p.m.
Newton residents will swim for free. Non-residents will have to pay a fee; Sessions A and B will be $5 each, while seniors for each session will be $3 and any children under three are free.
According to Kaylani, registration will be required and the registration receipt will serve as the swim pass.
Due to the pandemic, the maximum capacity at each session is 120 guests. For this modified 2020 season the slide, kiddie pool and concession stand will be closed.
Attendees may choose more than one session per day but must leave with all of their belongings at the end of each session and return upon the start of the new session to check in again. Lounge chairs will not be provided, according to Kaylani. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs.
The link for registering for the swim sessions will be available soon. The link will provide information needed to register for a swim session pass.