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New Post-Pandemic Rules at W.O. Pool

By Sarah Turnbull
The Tube City Almanac
January 26, 2021
Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

White Oak’s Heritage Hill Pool is expected to open this year.

The pool didn’t open in 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant that lifeguards could not be trained and necessary repairs could not be completed.

The city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County also did not open their pools last year.

Councilwoman Julie Opferman said last week that although pool season is still months away, it’s on council’s radar.

However, she said, Heritage Hill Pool will implement a new system of pricing and passes this year.

“There will be no more daily passes, and only (season) passholders can go in,” Opferman said. “It’s because of contact tracing … we have to limit how many people are in the pool at once.”

Opferman said a resident season pass will be $60, and non-residents will pay $75. Senior residents will be able to get a season pass for $30, and non-resident seniors will be able to get a season pass for $60.

Sarah Turnbull is a freelance writer in Irwin. She can be reached at

Originally published January 26, 2021.

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