Honeywell Pool opens for summer with an abbreviated schedule

By Joseph Slacian

The Honeywell Pool opened over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Wabash Park Board, in a special meeting Wednesday night, voted to open the pool Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 29-31.

However, because of the current lack of lifeguards, the pool will be closed after that, reopening only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. The pool hours those days will be 1-7 p.m.

Once an adequate number of lifeguards are available, Park Superintendent Adam Hall received permission from the board to expand the pool's hours.

Hall hoped that would happen sometime in June.

In addition, the board put on hold the sale of pool passes and booking of parties until an adequate number of lifeguards are available.

The pool now has four lifeguards on staff. Several have expressed interest in being lifeguards this summer, but can't begin work until the successfully pass a training course.

Several will be offered through the Wabash County YMCA, Hall said.

Posted on 2021 Jun 01