Pinehurst Pool Opens With New Safety Guidelines

The pool will be open Monday through Friday 12-7 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. 

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Pinehurst Pool in Cloquet officially opened for the 2021 season Monday afternoon.

The sand bottom pond in Cloquet is one of the few left in Minnesota.

“We are good for any age group to be able to come in from toddlers to young teenagers,” Cloquet Community Education Director, Erin Bates says.

After closing all of last year, this summer they are facing a new problem in a shortage of life guards.

“We were able to double the number of life guards this past week but we are still looking for a few more life guards to fill spots,” Bates says.

So to ensure the safety for everyone in the pool, swimmers twelve and under will be required to wear a life jacket.

“We like to have at least six on duty at all times. The lowest that we’ll go and still be safe is four. Ideally we’d like to have at least six at all times,” Bates says.

The family friendly pool hopes with these added precautions will help community members come out and enjoy the water safely.

“We’re hoping to operate as normal and kind of get people back onto a normal way of thinking. That’s what our hope is. That we can just operate like we did back in 2019,” Bates says.

The cost for a life jacket is $1.

The pool will be open Monday through Friday 12-7 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.

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