Aquatic Center

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Hatfield Aquatic Center
is closed for the 2020 season. 

6/19/20 - UPDATE

Aquatic Center Update:
Hatfield Plans on Keeping the Facility Closed for the 2020 Season. 


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and significant operational obstacles, Hatfield plans to keep the Aquatic Center closed for the season. We understand that many residents will be disappointed, especially now when some community pools have announced that they will open. However, while our facility is recognized for its many amenities such as slides, lazy river and more, the uniqueness also makes it even more difficult to safely maintain the given CDC obligations. As you can imagine, we are extremely disappointed, but ultimately we have to make the safest decision based on our specific facility, employees, customers, and complexities. 

As you can imagine, safety is our number one consideration on this issue. In both yellow and the upcoming green phases, there are significant limitations on group gatherings inside and outside the pool. These CDC restrictions will prohibit all of the features that make the Hatfield Aquatic Center the best public pool in the county. 

In addition, because of the uncertainty of whether we could open, many of our staff have understandably moved on to other jobs. We also just learned that staff members who are college students are expected to return to school in early August and some have requirements to self-quarantine before heading back to campus. So, what would have been an already abbreviated pool season has now become even shorter. 

What makes a public pool special is getting together with your friends and families; swimming and splashing while enjoying the sun and water... together in groups, eating ice cream and french fries or taking a nap in the shade. Instead of those things, this year would have been about wearing masks, staying separated, hand sanitizers, and not enough capacity to bring your friends. That is not the environment we envisioned when the Hatfield Commissioners built this pool over 10 years ago. 

We plan on taking the summer season to do some needed repair and maintenance work on the facility and brainstorm ways to give the Hatfield residents and season pass holders more exclusive time in the facility next year when things are better. 

We know this will disappoint many of you, but please remember that we love the pool as much as you. We created the facility, we constantly discuss how we can improve it, we budget resources to maintain its quality, and we are committed to keeping it the safest and best run facility in Montgomery County. 

        

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Hafield Aquatic Center
2500 N. Chestnut Street
Hatfield, PA 19440
215-362-2685

The Aquatic Center is located on Chestnut Street behind the Municipal Building.