The Grandview Heights municipal pool will open for the season Saturday.

The Grandview Heights municipal pool will open for the season Saturday.

The pool will have a new manager this year.

Grandview resident Ryan Horn, who served as assistant manager last year, has switched positions with last year's manager, Alan Rill.

A new job has made it impossible for Rill to put in the hours required of the manager. As a teacher, Horn has the summer off.

"This perfect for me," Horn said. "I've been working at pools since I was 15 years old. I adore water and to me, a pool is the best place to be during the summer.

"I think it's so great how a pool, especially a municipal pool like this one, is a place all ages enjoy," he said. "You can see the infants in the baby pool and seniors in the water doing exercises. Swimming's a lifetime activity."

Horn's past experience includes working in a variety of roles, including manager, at the Hilliard municipal pool and at the Ohio University Aquatic Center.

"Ryan brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm to the job," said Sean Robey, parks and recreation director.

The pool has been repainted and some concrete repairs were made during the off season, he said.

A change many people, especially parents, will like is the addition of a number of chaise lounge chairs with umbrellas, Robey said.

"We'd like to add more as funds allow," he said.

Concessions at the pool will again by operated by a private company, Cardinal Vending Services, Robey said.

The decision to turn over concession operations to Cardinal last year "worked really well," he said.

Cardinal is able to provide a larger selection of food, Robey said.

More importantly, the arrangement freed recreation supervisor Mike Patterson to spend more time leading programs and activities for youngsters, he said.

"That's his real job," Robey said. "When he was running the concession stand, he was spending 20 to 25 percent of his time there. Now he's able to spend more time interacting with kids, which is what we want him to be doing."

The municipal pool will open at 1 p.m. Saturday.

It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with the exception of Monday, Aug. 1-23, Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-6, when it will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; July 3-4, when it will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and June 1-4, Aug. 24-27 and Aug. 30-Sept. 3, when the hours will be 3 to 8 p.m.

Membership rates for residents range from $90 for singles to $245 for a family of six and for non-residents from $135 for singles to $335 for families of six. For families larger than six, $20 will be charged for each additional person.