Thursday, July 3, 2014 —
West Stanly Community Pool, formerly West Stanly Swim Club, opened its doors to the public Tuesday. Once a private venue that required membership fees and annual dues, patrons may now swim all day for $3.
“We want something for families after ball season ends,” Patsy Street, community pool manager, said.
“It is open to everybody.”
Located on Big Lick Road in Stanfield, the community will notice major renovations. With a new pump and fiberglass liner, swimmers now enjoy basically a new pool. A concession stand is open and the pool may be rented for special events such as Vacation Bible School commencements and birthday parties.
Three certified pool operators, West Stanly Middle School teachers, make up Street’s staff. They are: Lana Linker, Emily Shaw and Brandy Troutman.
Shaw was pleased with their first day.
“We had 30 people come,” she said.
The pool is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Street, known for her years of service with West Stanly Christian Ministries, said the community pool has no affiliation with the ministry. They are two separate entities.
“We’re not in to make a profit,” Street said.
“We just want to pay the bills and have fun.”
Sandy Hatley is a freelance contributor for The Stanly News & Press.