Why does the Aquatic Center open in June and close in August?

It all comes down to staffing, primarily lifeguards. To keep all of the amenities open at the Aquatic Center, we need 20 lifeguards at a time. That's many more lifeguards than most other community pools need.

Many of our lifeguards are students who aren't available until the end of May or mid-June, and we need time to train them. Many also return to schooling in August, as soon as activities begin. Although we hire many lifeguards, there aren't enough available in early or late summer to stay open.

We did attempt one year to try to keep the facility open longer into summer by closing some of the amenities, but that upset guests who wanted the full experience.

Each year we examine several factors before choosing the season dates. It fluctuates slightly from year to year, but generally runs early June through the third Sunday in August.

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1. Do I have to pay admission even though I am not going to swim?
2. Do you allow floatation devices?
3. What age do you need to be in order to visit the pool without a parent or guardian?
4. Are there additional fees once I get in to the Edina Aquatic Center?
5. How warm is the water?
6. Are swim diapers required on tots?
7. Do you have lifeguards on duty?
8. How deep is the water playground for small children?
9. Do you have locker rooms and lockers?
10. What rules are there concerning dress code?
11. I lost an item by the pool, where can I find it?
12. I forgot some important swimming related items at home!
13. Can I bring in food or a cooler?
14. Can I bring in my own sun/lawn chair?
15. How do I make a birthday party reservation?
16. How do you notify people if you close in inclement weather?
17. How do I get a job at the Aquatic Center?
18. Will you donate passes for my fundraiser?
19. Do you offer swim lessons?
20. Why does the Aquatic Center open in June and close in August?