The Grandview Heights Municipal Pool was built in 1932 as a private, limited membership pool.
Envisioned by architect J. Edgar Outcalt, it was built for the Grandview Swimming Pool Co. The pool was fed by a natural spring and provided an alternative to the public swimming area at the quarry lake near Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue.
It was sold in 1945 to Robert Wasmus, who operated it as a private swimming club. The pool was in need of extensive repairs, and he later sold it to the city of Grandview.
The city opened it as a community swimming pool in 1978.
Mayor Larry Pierce and Congressman Chalmers Wylie together cut the ribbon for the official opening of the public Grandview Heights Municipal Swimming Pool on June 3, 1978. Extensive renovation was completed to the former clubhouse and pool, shown here in an early 1960s photo.
The total project cost was $470,000, and Pierce said it was the biggest single project the city had undertaken at that time.
Through Wylie's efforts, some funds came from the federal government, and Marble Cliff contributed a small amount in exchange for their residents' use.
While the basic building remained the same as it was in the early 1930s, the new shape of the pool with deeper diving area, fresh paint and a new stainless-steel shell gave the now municipally owned pool a new look.
The old pool was demolished after the 2016 season, and the current pool opened in 2017.