Hominy Valley swimming pool

Hominy Valley is one of five Buncombe County swimming pools that open Saturday, May 28.

Nothing shouts summer like an outdoor swimming pool, so five should be a scream.

Buncombe County Recreation Services opens its five outdoor swimming pools on Saturday, May 28. Pools are open from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

In the event of inclement weather, pools may close for a short period of time or the entire day. Follow individual pools on Facebook for the latest information on closings.

Cost to swim is $3 per day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs and lounging towels.

Pools are located across the county, ensuring easy access for all kids and families. The facilities are managed through an agreement with Swim Club Management Group of Asheville, which oversees maintenance, hires staff and handles daily operations. Community members can sign up for swim lessons and book private parties on the management group’s website, buncombepool.com.

Sun safety information is available at each location, but pool visitors are reminded to apply water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before putting on a bathing suit and reapply every two hours or after swimming. Other tips to avoid the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays include wearing high-UPF swim shirts, wide brim hats, and wraparound UV-blocking sunglasses.

Pool locations:

- Cane Creek Pool

590 Lower Brush Creek Road

Fletcher, NC 28732

- Erwin Pool

58 Lees Creek Road

Asheville, NC 28806

- Hominy Valley Pool

25 Twin Lakes Road

Candler 28715

- North Buncombe Pool

892 Clarks Chapel Road

Weaverville

- Owen Pool

117 Stone Drive, Swannanoa

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