Texas Shaped Swimming Pool Celebrates 55 Years

The Plano Landmark Still Needs Upgrades

The Texas Pool has been a North Texas attraction for decades.

On Memorial Day, the Plano landmark will celebrate its 55th season.

For weeks, volunteers have made repairs to the aging facility. The base of the pool was resurfaced and the bathrooms were renovated, but the majority of the work was a temporary fix.

"The Texas Pool is just a really special place. Everyone who comes in, falls in love with the pool and they want to be able to help the pool," said lifeguard Hannah Moos. "We're bringing life back to the Texas Pool."

Dallas' Hunt family helped found the pool, which was built in Plano to draw more residents, Texas Pool board members said.

The Texas Pool is operated by volunteers. The non-profit group relies on membership dues and donations to operate and repair the 168,000 gallon salt water pool.

The Texas Pool is open on Memorial Day from noon until 6:00 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

After the celebration, membership dues are $200 per family.

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