Do you know any cheap ways that a family can gain access to a pool for the summer months? We unfortunately don’t live in an HOA that supplies one, and we aren’t members of a club (Villa Sport, Lifetime Fitness, etc.) that provides one. Nor do I want to buy a membership just for that–it’s just not high on the priority list.
I know that the Y has partnered with the city and runs a lot of pools, and if we were members, it would only be $125 for a summer-long pool pass. But as we are not (and I can’t justify joining just for that, even though I know they have so many other great programs), it is $450 for that same family pass. We can get a one-day pass at Cottonwood Creek Rec Center or Memorial Rec Center (which I assume includes the pool) for $25.
Is there anything else out there? I know about the playgrounds with water and the sprayground, but if I want an honest-to-goodness pool, are there any other options? We have 6 kids, and so I’m really reluctant to take too much advantage of my friends with access to their own community pools. I’m not expecting anything free or even terribly cheap, but I’d love a season-long option that wouldn’t break the bank. Suggestions?
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