City pool closes for renovations

Trousdell Aquatics Center closed its doors Friday to complete a three-week-long pool renovation.

The pool will remain closed through March 1 while the city of Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department upgrades the amenities of the center, including replacement of three large pool filters, as well as repairing the pool liner.

Upgrades were specifically scheduled to begin during the winter, the center’s slowest season.

“Swimmers favor spring, summer and fall seasons,” said Heather Teter, Tallahassee public information specialist. “We did not want to begin our improvements during a season that would cause major impact.”

Diamond Ivey a frequent visitor of the aquatics center, said the temporary closing isn’t much of an inconvenience due to the low February temperatures.

“This has been a cold winter,” Ivey said. “I probably wouldn’t have used the facilities until March, regardless of the closing. I think the pool repairs was perfect timing.”

Upon the aquatic center’s reopening, swimmers can expect to pay a $4 daily fee for complete access to the pool or purchase punch cards ranging from 15-30 visits, starting at $39.85.  

“Prices will not go up after the improvements are complete, ” aquatics center Supervisor Leslie Adams said.

The city of Tallahassee encourages swimmers to utilize other city pools in lieu of the Trousdell restoration. The Wade Wehunt Pool, located at 907 Myers Park Drive, will recognize extended hours beginning 5:30 a.m. through 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Midday water aerobics and lap swimming will also be available at Jack McLean Aquatics Center, located at 700 Paul Russell Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Both pools will return to regular hours following completion of Trousdell improvements.

Although March 1 is the tentative reopening date, the official pool reopening will be posted on