This summer, the Southern End Community Association's programs will center around the pool.
"Our focus will be on the pool, all the renovations that have happened and those that will happen," SECA director Rick Kerns said. The recreation association is planning numerous events at the pool, starting with Free Friday on June 21
"We will have a DJ that night [Midnight Rebel]. I don't believe we've ever done that before," the director said.
SECA will also have a DJ at its teen pool party on July 19.
Those events join the traditional pool activities, including swimming lessons starting on June 17, a free exercise program for older adults starting July 1, and the SECA Sharks' swim team practices and home meets.
When the pool opened for the season on Saturday, May 25, some of the renovations planned for this year had just been completed.
"The concrete [at the pool's entrance] was poured at the absolute last minute it could be for people to walk on it for opening day," Kerns said.
Other work on the bathhouse and snack bar area has been completed. Minor roof repairs and a new rain gutter system were in progress last week.
Renovations to the pool itself will begin after the 2019 season ends. The most visible of those will be the addition of a toddler area on the north side of the pool's shallow end.
The opening weekend was successful, despite some showers on two days.
"Saturday and Sunday were a bit slow at times, but for Memorial Day we had wonderful weather and the [pool] water had warmed up," Kerns said. "We got a lot of new memberships that day."
SECA offers seasonal memberships ranging from $150 for one person to $350 for a family of five or more.
"If you come 14 times during the season, a membership will pay for itself," Kerns said. The cost of daily admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children age four through 12 or senior citizens.
The pool begins regular summer hours on Tuesday, June 11.