Tomball pool opens for summer at 25% capacity

The city of Tomball's public pool reopened June 2. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The city of Tomball's public pool reopened June 2. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Tomball's public pool reopened June 2. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Tomball's public pool opened for its summer season June 2 at Jerry Matheson Park, located at 1240 Ulrich Road, Tomball.

The pool is limited to 25% capacity to comply with Gov. Greg Abbott's mandates relating to COVID-19, Public Works Director Beth Jones said.

To comply with 25% occupancy, staff is counting guests as they come into the pool. If 25% occupancy is reached, guests could be turned away temporarily, Jones said, but the pool will maintain a 50-minute swim period followed by a 10-minute adult swim period, during which time there is turnover in attendees.

During the pandemic, the city also deploys a sanitizing fogger throughout the restrooms periodically as well as the benches and picnic table to keep the pool area clean, Jones said.

The 2020 swim season spans June 2-Aug. 16 and is open Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. from noon to 8 p.m., according to city information. The pool will also be open for the postseason Aug. 22-23 and 29-30 and Sept. 5-7.


Learn more about the swim season here.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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