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County Pools  

Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Services offers five outdoor pools located in all areas of Buncombe County.

Buncombe County Pools generally open on Memorial Day Weekend. They are open weekends only until opening daily for the summer season beginning sometime in June.

Pool Rules (PDF)

Swimming Pool Locations

Facility Phone Address Pool Type
Cane Creek [map] (828) 628-4494 590 Lower Brush Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
Outdoor
Erwin [map] (828) 251-4992 58 Lees Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Outdoor
Hominy Valley [map] (828) 667-9937 25 Twin Lakes Road
Candler, NC 28715
Outdoor
North Buncombe [map] (828) 645-1080 892 Clarks Chapel Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
Outdoor
Owen [map] (828) 686-1629 117 Stone Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Outdoor
Zeugner Center [map] (828) 684-5072 90 Springside Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Indoor

Pool Closing Schedule

Buncombe County Outdoor Pools will be closing for the season in August.

Here are the scheduled closing dates for each pool location.

  • Owen Pool in Swannanoa last operating day is Friday, August 8th
  • North Buncombe Pool in Weaverville last operating day is Saturday August 9th
  • Cane Creek Pool in Fairview last operating day is Friday, August 15th
  • Hominy Valley Pool in Enka last operating day is Sunday, August 17th
  • Erwin Pool will be open weekdays through Sunday August 16th and then on weekends only through Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Other Pool locations within Buncombe County

Black Mountain Community Pool will be open through August 19th and then will be open on weekends only, through Labor Day.

Recreation Park swimming pool will be open through August 15th and then will be open on weekends only, through Labor Day.

Outdoor Pool Hours:

  • Monday - Friday (noon - 5:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday (11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.)
  • Sunday (1 - 6:45 p.m.)

Swim Lessons [top]

Swim lessons are offered Monday – Thursday.

Swim Levels:

Level 1 is a water acclimation class.  Students learn to put their faces in the water, blow bubbles and are taught the prone float.

Level 2 students learn to float on their backs and begin to use their arms and legs.

Level 3 swimmers work on their front crawl and elementary backstroke.

Level 4 lessons are taught in the deep end of the pool.  Students improve their back and front crawl and begin to work on sidestroke and diving.

Level 5 students work on the four main strokes and add the butterfly stroke.

At all levels, safety is stressed and taught.

First Session:

Lessons: June 23 - July 3, 2014

Registration: Begins June 16 at noon

Note: Lessons are First Come, First Served. Signups last a week or until classes are full.

Classes: Monday - Thursday at the following times:

  • Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (11 - 11:45 a.m.)
  • Preschool Class for 3 & 4 year olds (11 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 (10 - 10:45 a.m.) (6 - 6:45 p.m.)

Second Session:

Lesson: July 21 - 31, 2014

Registration: Begins July 14 at noon

Note: Lessons are First Come, First Served. Signups last a week or until classes are full.

Classes: Monday - Thursday at the following times:

  • Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (11 - 11:45 a.m.)
  • Preschool Class for 3 & 4 year olds (11 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 (10 - 10:45 a.m.) (6 - 6:45 p.m.)

The cost is $30 per person for a 8 lesson sessions. You must sign up and pay at the pool your child will be attending.

Pool Schedule [top]

Buncombe County pools will be open beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 and 28. The pools will be open weekends only until Buncombe County Schools are out for the summer break in June. The pools will be open daily beginning at noon the day after the school session ends and will stay open until school begins in August.

Hours

  • Monday - Friday (Noon - 5:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday (11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.)
  • Sunday (1 - 6:45 p.m.)

Admission

The regular price for admission to swim is $3.00 per visit. There are discount passes available for sale at all pools.

  • 10 Visit Pass - $25
  • 25 Visit Pass - $50

Pool Rental [top]

Buncombe County's outdoor pools are available to rent by the hourk, subject to availability. Pool rentals may be scheduled before or after pool operating hours. Normal pool operating hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Swimming Safety Rules require that one lifeguard be on duty for every 25 swimmers. The hourly rental rates are as follows:

Number of Guests Hourly Rate
1 - 25 $100.00 + $50 Deposit
26 - 50 $125.00 + $50 Deposit
51 - 75 $150.00 + $50 Deposit
76 - 100 $175.00 + $50 Deposit
100 - 125 $200.00 + $50 Deposit

Contact Information [top]

Teri Gentile
(828) 684-5072
E-mail: teri.gentile@buncombecounty.org

Mailing Address:

67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801