The Grandview Heights municipal swimming pool opens for a new season on Saturday, May 28, after an off-season of repairs designed to fix problems that plagued the pool last summer.

The Grandview Heights municipal swimming pool opens for a new season on Saturday, May 28, after an off-season of repairs designed to fix problems that plagued the pool last summer.

The pool was forced to close twice last year, for eight days in June and again on Labor Day, the last day of the season, said Sean Robey, parks and recreation director.

A pump failure caused the June closing, he said.

While repairs were being made last summer, an arrangement was made that allowed Grandview passholders access to Upper Arlington's pools, Robey said.

"We have a great relationship with Upper Arlington and we appreciated their help last year," he said.

Although repairs were made, the problem occurred again during the Labor Day weekend, Robey said.

"We've replaced both of the pumps and motors and we believe that's resolved the problem," he said. "We're hoping we'll be able to keep the pool open every day this year."

Improvements were also made to the pool well and the filter media was replaced in two sand filters, Robey said. Electrical work "that people won't see" was also done in the basement of the pool facility.

"We also had some 'fun' improvements" including the addition of a few more shade umbrellas and several more chaise lounges.

"We now have 10 shade umbrellas and about 36 of the chairs," Robey said. "People really seem to like them."

Three new diving boards have also been installed at the pool, he said.

Grandview resident Ryan Horn will again be serving as pool manager this summer, Robey said.

Pool memberships in March and April were up 17 percent over last year, he said.

"That might have something to do with the economy and high gas prices," Robey said. "Perhaps people are looking for fun things to do closer to home."

The pool will be open for its first day from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The facility will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day with these exceptions:

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Memorial Day, Aug. 1-16, Aug. 20-21, Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5.

3 to 8 p.m. on May 31-June 3, Aug. 17-19, Aug. 22-26 and Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 3-4.

The concession stand will be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily.

The cost of pool memberships for Grandview and Marble Cliff residents range from $90 for singles to $245 for a family of six and an additional $20 for each additional family member exceeding six.

The cost for non-residents ranges from $135 for singles to $335 for a family of six.

Daily door prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 8 and free for infants age 2 and under.