COVID-19 NOTICE: The Canal Winchester Municipal Pool will not open in 2020

The Canal Winchester Municipal Pool is located at 180 Groveport Rd. and is typically open Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday before Labor Day.  When the Canal Winchester Schools start their school year, the pool is only open on non-football Fridays and weekends.

Pool Rules (PDF)

Summer Lifeguard Jobs 

Columbus Pool Management offers summer lifeguard jobs and conducts online video interviews for interested candidates. Lifeguard Training Courses are available. Candidates must be at least 15 years old, be strong swimmers and have strong leadership qualities.

Application can be made by going to www.columbus-pmg.com and clicking on “Become a Lifeguard” at the bottom of the home page.


The facility offers a wading pool, zero-depth entrance recreational pool including a waterfall feature, a competition pool including diving boards and a climbing wall, and plenty of lounge chairs as well as a sun sail area for shade. A concession stand is also on site, serving hot dogs, pizzas, nachos, drinks, candy, chips, frozen treats, and much more!

Lighting & Thunder Policy 🌩️

The Canal Winchester Municipal Pool follows the National Lightning Safety Institute’s LIGHTNING & THUNDER POLICY (PDF) recommendations.

  • When THUNDER is heard, the pool is cleared and there will be a grace period of 30 MINUTES.
  • Every time that thunder is heard the 30 MINUTE time will start over.
  • When LIGHTNING is seen, the pool deck will be cleared. Pool visitors are asked to move to a safer area and there will be a grace period of 30 MINUTES.
  • Every time that lightning is seen, the 30 MINUTE time will start over.

For the safety of our guests, no new guests will be allowed to enter the pool when it is under a weather delay.

No refunds for weather are given. No exceptions will be made to this rule.

Pool Parties

The pool is available to rent for pool parties on designated Friday, Saturday, & Sunday evenings throughout the season.Dates may be booked during the season on a first come, first served basis, and must be booked 2 weeks in advance.

*Friday & Saturday Pool Parties will run from 8-10 pm. Sunday pool parties will run from 6-8 pm. ** If a pool party is scheduled on a Sunday, the pool will close to the public at 6 pm.

2019 Pool Party Rates
Resident$250 (under 100 people)
Non-Resident$300 (under 100 people)
Each additional 50 people$50
Pool Parties may be reserved on select Fridays & Saturdays from 8-10PM &
on select Sundays from 6-8PM.

Season Passes & Pool Rates

Season passes are now available for online purchase. Membership cards can be picked up at the pool during your first visit. Daily passes CANNOT be purchased online.

  Pool Passes are available to both residents and non-residents.

**PLEASE NOTE - You must live within the city limits of Canal Winchester to receive the Resident Membership Rate. Even though you have a Canal Winchester mailing address, or live within the Canal Winchester Local School District, you may not live within the city limits.

Pool Membership Rates

Sunbather’s Pass (Season) *2019 Rates
Prior to July 5thResidentNon-Resident

After July 5thResidentNon-Resident

60 yrs and overFREE$25

Active-duty military & Disabled American Veterans (DAV) members: Individual membership is free regardless of residency. Family memberships may be purchased at the “After July 5th” rates all season long.

Twilight Pass (Every day after 5 p.m.) *2019 Rates
Individual      $79
Family      $159

Weekender’s Pass (Friday after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday) *2019 Rates
Individual      $49
Family      $99

Vacationer’s Pass (10-day pass good any day) *2019 Rates
*A Vacationer’s Pass may be used by more than one individual.$45

Daily Passes *2019 Rates
Before 5 p.m.$5 per person
After 5 p.m.$2 per person
60 yrs and over - ResidentsFREE
60 yrs and over - Non-Resident$3 per person
Non-Swimmer Rate (59 yrs and under)$1 per person
Forgot Card Rate (59 yrs and under)$1 per person
Active-duty Military and Disabled American Veterans (DAV)**FREE
Family members of Active-duty Military and Disabled American Veterans (DAV)**$4 per person
Daycare***$3 per person

Children 2 and under are free with a paying adult

**Must present valid ID/documentation.
***To qualify for the reduced daycare rate, the daycare must be within corporation limits, be county/state certified and serve a minimum of 10 children. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend and there must be at least one daycare instructor for every four children.