The South Troy Pool is open for fun with a couple of different wrinkles.

Mayor Patrick Madden signed legislation last week approving the permanent elimination of pool fees for city residents.

"It’s great to have it open again, and you look at the pool, it looks great. The team is trained, the kids are ready to go,” Madden says.

In addition to free pool time, the city has also partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area to offer free lunches, something Madden says is crucial as food insecurity remains a problem.

What You Need To Know

  • After much anticipation, the South Troy pool has opened for the summer

  • Troy residents will have free access to the pool

  • There will also be free lunches offered to kids at the pool

“The food drives that I’ve attended are still well taken advantage of," Madden says. "There are still a lot of people coming out; same thing with the kids. The Boys and Girls Club has been a great partner in this effort. It’s they who run the pool, as well as provide meals for the City of Troy. They’ve been a great partnership, and we hope to see it continue.”

After capping capacity at 50 last summer, the pool is ready to hold 120 people this summer with the hope it reaches full capacity at some point this summer.

“The maximum capacity is 240, but until the lifeguarding staff and team get up to speed, we’ll cap it at 120,” Madden says.

The pool is open every day from 1-6 p.m., weather permitting. But on day one, Mother Nature did not cooperate.

Thunderstorms cut pool time short, but the kids, like siblings Zackary and Dakota McGrath, were ready to take full advantage as we near the peak of summer.

"Going on the slide, but [I'm] not too big yet. I want to be big so I can go on the slide. And I won’t be sweating,” the siblings said together.

In addition, the pool will also hold swim lessons for those interested starting on July 19. Lessons will be available from 10 a.m.-noon until August 13.