Despite delays thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the area's swimming pools are starting to open their gates for the 2020 season.

Regarding coronavirus concerns for transmission in a pool, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus."

Here is a list of Lancaster County pools with information including hours, rates and location:

Adamstown Community Pool

  • Address: 272 W. Main St., Adamstown
  • Will open the first week of July
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
  • The following restrictions will be in place: The pool will operate at 50-percent capacity. Showers and changing areas will not be open. Umbrellas are to remain open at all times. No 'late night swims' are scheduled at this time. Social distancing of six feet is to be followed. Pool staff will be cleaning surfaces regularly. Chairs and picnic tables will not be provided. The sliding board will be closed. Face masks are encouraged when not in the pool. Snack bar and pavilion rentals will be unavailable.
  • Contact: 717-484-2175
  • Website: adamstownborough.org/2154/Community-Swimming-Pool

Conestoga Community Pool

  • Address: 49 Kendig Road, Conestoga
  • Closed for the 2020 season
  • Contact: 717-872-8415
  • Website: conestogatwp.com/pool/

Conestoga Pines Pool

Denver Community Swimming Pool

  • Address: 400 Monroe St., Denver
  • Opened June 20
  • Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Daily attendance to the pool will be limited to 145 bathers at any one time. ...Swimmers are encouraged to wear their swimsuit to and from the pool to limit overcrowding in the changing rooms. ...patrons are encouraged to practice social distancing. ...patrons will be required to wear masks when not in the water. ...chairs and benches will not be provided. ...the pool slide will be closed. ...no recreation equipment will be distributed. ...high touch areas will be disinfected throughout the day.
  • Contact: 717-336-6106
  • Website: denverboro.net/2253/Denver-Community-Pool

East Petersburg Community Pool

  • Address: 2575 Graystone Road, East Petersburg
  • Opened June 8.
  • Lap swimming: 7-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Open swim for seniors 62 and over: 10-11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Open to members: Noon-8 p.m. daily.
  • During the "yellow" phase, the following restrictions will be in place: Pools will only be open to members. Social distancing on land and in the pool will be required. During lap swimming, only two people per lane starting at opposite ends. There will be no tables or chairs, please bring your own. The concession stand will be closed. There will be no showers available. Only 200 summer pool memberships will be sold. There will be no daily pass, punch card, or guests allowed while in the "yellow" phase.
  • Contact: 717-560-4980
  • Website: hempfieldrec.com/aquatics/about-our-aquatics-program/

Ephrata Community Pool

  • Address: 418 Vine St., Ephrata
  • Opened June 20.
  • Pool rules: Guests may have to sign a waiver, stating they understand the risks of congregating with others. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs. The sidewalk leading to the ticket office will be marked in 6-foot increments. Restrooms, ladders and railings will be disinfected regularly. Swimmers will not need to wear masks while in the pool. The playground, climbing walls and showers will be closed. All pool staff will be trained in protocol from the CDC.
  • Contact: 717-738-9268
  • Website: ephratarec.com/communitypool/

Hillcrest Swim Club

  • Address: 337 Pool Road, Akron
  • Opened May 29.
  • Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday.
  • Pool rules: This season, pool officials ask for patrons to bring their own swim toys (none will be available onsite) and be responsible for them at all times. If patrons bring toys, they are responsible for taking them home upon leaving. Any unattended toys at the end of the day will be disposed of. Patrons are asked to wear a mask when entering the bathhouse. Lifeguards will be required to wear masks when working at the snack bar or check-in area. Lifeguards will not be responsible for monitoring the social distancing guidelines set forth. Officials expect parents to discuss guidelines with their children and be responsible for them. Lifeguards will be on hourly rotations for sanitizing the pool area and bathrooms.
  • Contact: 717-859-2111, or via email at akronhillcrestswim@gmail.com
  • Website: www.hillcrestswim.net

Hempfield recCenter Pools

  • Address: 950 Church St., Landisville
  • Indoor pool is closed.
  • Outdoor pool opened June 8.
  • Hours: Hours: Noon-5 p.m. daily.
  • Outdoor access bathroom and family bathrooms will be open. Fitness facility will remain closed and locker rooms will be unavailable. 
  • During the "yellow" phase, the pools will only be open to members. Social distancing on land and in the pool will be required. During lap swimming, only two people per lane starting at opposite ends. There will be no tables or chairs, please bring your own. The concession stand will be closed. There will be no showers available. Only 200 summer pool memberships will be sold. There will be no daily pass, punch card, or guests allowed while in the "yellow" phase.
  • Contact: 717-898-3102
  • Website: hempfieldrec.com/aquatics/about-our-aquatics-program/

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA

Lancaster County Pool

  • Address: 1050 Rockford Road, Lancaster
  • The pool's opening is postponed at least through the end of June.
  • Contact: 717-299-8215
  • Website: co.lancaster.pa.us/255/Pool

Landisville Pool

  • Address: 50 Elmwood Ave., Landisville
  • Opened June 15.
  • Each adult on the membership will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus, which is available to download on the pool's website. The pool will be open with these restrictions while in the 'yellow' phase: No guests allowed, hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m, which is required for cleaning and sanitizing, six-feet social distancing required, there will be no social events planned at the pool until further notice, face masks are strongly suggested in common areas, per CDC guidelines, the snack bar and water fountain will be closed, but snacks and drinks are available in the vending machine. Swimmers may bring their own food and drink. No tables, chairs or benches will be provided, swimmers may bring their own chair. Bathrooms are open but no showers. The grills, pavilions and picnic tables will not be accessible. No games, goggles, books, toys or sports equipment will be provided or loaned from the office. Swimmers are asked to not come to the pool if they are sick.
  • Contact: 717-898-1983
  • Website: landisvillepool.com

Leola Community Pool

Lititz Springs Pool

  • Address: 401 Maple St., Lititz
  • Opened June 13
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • The pool is open season-pass holders only through June 30 in order to limit capacity and allow adequate areas for social distancing, non-crowding at pool entrance, frequent communication with patrons, tracking visitation, etc. ...The pool will operate according to published CDC operations guidelines for outdoor pools, as found here ...The pool will use the two-week transition period to determine whether additional or continued restrictions are needed. ...access by daily guests to the pool will be re-evaluated at the end of June. ...considerations for youth swim team practice and training use of the Lititz Springs Pool are still being considered in light of the cancelled competitive swim season.
  • Contact: 717-626-8484 (during pool hours); 717-626-5096 (when pool is closed)
  • Website: lititzrec.com/aquatics/outdoor-pools/lititz-springs-pool-2/

Manheim Community Pool

Millersville Lions Club Pool

  • Address: 314 N. Prince St., Millersville
  • Opened June 5.
  • Hours: Call for hours.
  • People who have have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days are asked to stay home. Check your temperature before coming to the pool. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the deck and grass area. The pool picnic tables, handrails, slide, bathrooms and play area will be sanitized daily. All chairs must be taken home daily and can not be stored in the bathrooms. All chairs in the bathrooms now must be removed within the first week of the pool opening. Any chairs left in the bathrooms will be removed and discarded. Bathrooms will have a one-way entrance and exit. There will be marks on the pool deck requiring swimmers to be 6 feet apart for the slide, diving board, and snack bar area. The pool will not be loaning out goggles, dive sticks, or sponge balls..
  • Contact: 717-872-2071
  • Website: e-clubhouse.org/sites/millersvillepa/page-7.php

Mountville Community Swimming Pool

  • Address: 350 W. Main St., Mountville
  • Closed for 2020 season
  • Contact: 717-285-2747
  • Website: froelichpark.com

New Holland Community Memorial Park Pool

  • Address: 400 E. Jackson St., New Holland
  • Opened June 6.
  • Hours: Pool is open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hours will all be extended until 8 p.m. in July.
  • The pool's automated phone recording says: "We have instituted a number of COVID-19 rules and safety precautions that we are asking all customers to follow. Facemasks are required to enter the facility at any time you are in the pool building. At this time, facemasks are not required in the outside open areas within the pool fencing and when you are in the water. Maintaining 6 feet social distancing is also both in and out of the water is also required. We are operating at 50% capacity and would appreciate your understanding in meeting that capacity. Because of the size of the baby pool, there may be times when you have to sign up for a time slot. Our summer hours are subject to change depending on the weather and the availability of our staff."
  • Contact: 717-354-2313
  • Website: newhollandborough.org/poolpark/pool-hours

Nickel Mines Pool

  • Address: 4915 E. White Oak Road, Paradise
  • Opened June 5.
  • Hours: Pool is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Masks are not required. Entrants will be asked to remain 6 feet apart when entering the premises. Snack bar will be open. The pool will not be lending out pool toys, such as goggles or noodles, but members can bring their own. Pool employees will be sanitizing surfaces regularly.
  • Contact: 717-468-9200
  • Website: www.freewebs.com/nickelminespool

Overlook Pool

  • Address: 301 Golf Drive, Lancaster
  • Opened June 20.
  • Per the pool's Facebook page: "Entry is only allowed for Manheim Township resident season pass holders, resident daily admissions, and resident punch cards only. Six feet social distancing will be encouraged. The pool will adhere to a maximum occupancy of 200 people, which is based on the square footage of the pool and will allow each person to have at least six feet in any direction from another individual. Patrons are asked to wear a mask when checking into the pool for the protection of employees in a confined area. The mask is not mandatory while in the pool grounds. Prior to opening, attendance numbers will be assessed for consideration of allowing admission to nonresidents. An adjusted season pass rate will be available for those nonresidents."
  • Contact: 717-569-2011
  • Website: manheimtownship.org/DocumentCenter/View/5335/Aquatic-Guide-2019--Je-suis-fini-22119

Reamstown Pool

  • Address: 68 Ream Road, Denver
  • Opened June 13
  • Hours: 12:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
  • Patrons will be required to sign and date a waiver and release liability agreement regarding COVID-19.
  • Per the pool's website: "No 'late night' swims will be held this summer. The sliding board will not be open. Daily passes are not available for purchase during the 2020 pool season, but season passes and shared passes are available for purchase. Face masks are encouraged to be used in the pool areas outside of the water. Social distancing of six feet is to be followed. Patrons are asked to limit the number of people in the restrooms so social distancing can be accomplished. Lounge chairs will be cleaned before the pool opens. When leaving the pool for the day, patrons are asked to place the back of the chair in the seated, fully upright position, and notify staff to re-clean them. Pool staff will be cleaning surfaces regularly."
  • Contact: 717-336-3537
  • Website: eastcocalicotownship.com/visitors/reamstown_pool/index.php

Skyline Pool

  • Address: 245 Eden Road, Lancaster
  • Opened June 8
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask when entering and exiting the facility, and also at concessions. Masks are encouraged but not required while on the pool grounds, but is encouraged when interacting with lifeguards or staff. Bring your own chair, blanket or small table, as no tables or chairs will be provided. The pool will adhere to a maximum patron occupancy of 175.
  • Contact: 717-569-2471
  • Website: manheimtownship.org/DocumentCenter/View/5335/Aquatic-Guide-2019--Je-suis-fini-22119

Southern End Community Association Pool

  • Address: 299 Park Ave., Quarryville
  • Opening June 30 at noon
  • There will be specified intervals for frequent sanitation of targeted areas throughout the day such as restrooms, railings and ladders. ...there will be a readily available hand sanitizer location at the front desk and snack bar areas. ...the pavilion and tables will be cleaned and hosed down on a daily basis. ...pool furniture will be spread throughout the complex to allow a comfortable distance from those that are not with you for the day. ...the pool furniture located inside of the pool complex will be sanitized frequently. ...the front desk staff will sign in patrons upon arrival to the pool complex. ...the staff will undergo additional training on proper protocol for these additional preventative measures.
  • Contact: 717-786-4052
  • Website: secarec.org/category/pool/

Strasburg Pool

  • Address: 123 S. Jackson St., Strasburg
  • Opened June 12
  • Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and 1-8 p.m. Sunday.
  • With regard to COVID-19 restrictions, the pool will post policies on its website leading up to the date of opening.
  • Contact: 717-687-9180
  • Website: strasburgpool.com

Willowood Swim Club

  • Address: 600 W Bainbridge St., Elizabethtown
  • Opened June 15
  • There will be a limit of approximately 50 people in each of the upper and lower pools. If the numbers in the pool do reach the 50 mark, the following plan will occur: 1. Call for a 15 minute adult swim, 2. If after the adult swim the numbers remain high, then we will look at dividing those in the pool by last name (for example, A-L and M-Z) and giving each group 20 minutes to swim until the numbers reduce enough to allow everyone to swim again. We will rely on member cooperation and parents watching out for their children. If these measures don’t work successfully then we will need to consider limiting the number of people on the ground and establishing reservation slots with limited times.
  • Contact: 717-367-1085
  • Website: willowoodswimclub.org

Woodridge Swim Club

  • Address: 50 W. Seventh St., Lititz
  • Opening June 27
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Contact: 717-626-5445
  • Website: woodridgeswimclub.net