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Go Play: 5 reasons to visit Fruita Community Pool

Compiled by Caitlin Row
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Fruita Community Pool is open daily at 324 N. Coulson St.
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Summer heat is here to stay — at least for another month or two. Visit Fruita Community Pool for a new way to stay cool.

Located in Fruita Community Center (324 N. Coulson St.), the large facility offers aquatic areas perfect for leisure, children, youths and adults.

Not a Fruita resident? Here are five reasons you should make the drive.

1. TWO POOLS, ONE PRICE

Fruita Community Center offers two pools for the price of one — a large indoor area (perfect for small and big kids alike), along with a traditional outdoor pool (think sunbathing, deck chairs, and a bouncy diving board).

“You can use the whole facility for the daily pass rate — gym, spa, basketball courts, volleyball nets, all that good stuff,” Fruita Community Pool manager Cyle Bilger said.

2. IT’S AFFORDABLE

Daily entrance for adults is $6 per person, with children only costing $3. Youth rates (10-17) cost $4, and seniors 65 and older can enter for $5. Punch passes, three-month passes and monthly auto debits are available, too.

3. EVENING HOURS ARE AVAILABLE

For adults who work, finding time for the pool can prove difficult. Fruita Community Center’s aquatic area offers evening weekday hours, perfect for after dinner. Monday through Friday, the indoor/outdoor pool area is open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Another benefit for pool play on weeknights is that it’s significantly less crowded than Saturday’s offerings (7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Sundays, the indoor pool is open from noon to 5:30 p.m.

“The pool closes 30 minutes prior to facility closing,” Bilger noted.

4. UNIQUE AMENITIES

Fruita Community Pool features more than a shallow end and a deep end.

The Lazy River whirlpool area offers several water jets for swirling, whirling fun (kids and adults). There’s an inner and an outer circle, sending swimmers around the river at various speeds.

According to Bilger, it’s great for water aerobics and exercising, plus kids seem to enjoy it as well.

The indoor climbing wall also offers lively fitness options for children and adults. Located in the deep end near the diving board, it’s supported by metal beams and it features various hand-holds.

And don’t forget the big slide, which is found inside next to the climbing wall. Just remember — kids using the slide must be able to swim well.

“The slide is a tube with a drop off, going right into the center of the deep end,” Bilger added.

Fruita Swim Team — the Gators — is offered as well, including practices, swim meets and more. Find the team on Facebook for more information.

5. ADULT SWIM OPTIONS

Adult swimming is offered Monday through Friday at 1:50 p.m., 2:50 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., “just for 10 minutes,” Bilger explained. “There are lap lanes for adults, too” — one inside and one out.

Lap lanes can be used at any time throughout the day.

To learn more visit http://www.fruita.org.


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