A lot of Montclair residents have expressed a bit of confusion over pool fees and hours this year.
Montclair Patch asked township officials for all the details—and here they are.
The pool rates were raised for last season (2011) but not again for 2012:
Pool Rates for Season Passes:
Family: (2 adults and 2 or more children): from $180 to $225
Adult: from $60 to $75
Child: from $42 to $55
Senior: from $18 to 25
Daily Pool Rates:
Resident Adult: from $12 to $15
Resident Child: from $6 to $10
Non-Resident Guest (with member): from $18 to $20
Pool hours were reduced for the 2010 season because of budget cuts—however, they were cut to the hours that were in place prior to the 2007 season.
Pool hours were extended in 2007 to Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.; weekends and holidays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (So these hours were in effect for only three seasons.)
The 2012 Pool season opens Friday, June 22 (meaning all pools open) and closes Monday, Labor Day, September 3. Essex Pool will open on weekends from 12 Noon - 7:00 p.m. beginning on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28.
Essex Pool will close August 19. All pools close for the season September 3.
Monday - Friday 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12:00–7:00 p.m.