Adelphi Pool to break ground on new facility
Updated: May 23
In September 2023, the members of Adelphi Pool expect that the end of the summer season will mean more than a return to school and sock-wearing. It will mean breaking ground on their brand new swimming facilities. Located just off Adelphi Road at 9442 Riggs Road in Adelphi, Maryland, the Pool is embarking on a major renovation to rebuild its swimming pools into first-of-their-kind, state-of-the-art recreational swimming facilities in Prince George’s County. The renovation includes expanding the pool by 1,600 square feet, replacing its main 50-meter pool, and adding a 25-meter competition size lap area to meet the needs of Adelphi’s top-ranked swim team, the Dolphins.
Yes, Adelphi’s “unique” metal slide will be replaced, but for thrill-seekers, the new pool will have two diving boards and a new slide. The fully-fenced baby pool will be updated and replaced, retaining the grassy play area that kids and parents at Adelphi love. The newly designed pool area will also provide additional shallow water fun by adding a beach-entry intermediate pool. With depths up to 3 feet, the intermediate pool will provide a place for kids to play once they’ve aged out of the baby pool but aren’t ready for the big pool yet. Adelphi will also make much-needed upgrades to accessibility, including improved ADA parking, new ramps to the pool deck, and gender-neutral, accessible changing and bathroom facilities at the pool level. Lastly, Adelphi will add stormwater management facilities to retain and filter runoff from the site, with a goal of improving water quality in its neighborhood stream, the Northwest Branch.
The private, membership-only pool was originally constructed in 1957 and pools have reached the end of their usable life. With a resurgence of new members over the last decade from neighborhoods across Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and the District, the pool can address longstanding issues with the structure, surfaces, and equipment, which are all overdue for capital improvements. In July 2022, the pool membership overwhelmingly approved a proposal for the renovation, which incorporated member input from a design charette and focus groups coordinated by volunteer pool members.
Now is a great time to consider joining Adelphi Pool. With a membership of about 600 families, Adelphi Pool has typically admitted all waitlisted members who join before Memorial Day. Members joining in the 2023 season will lock in lower membership rates than those published for new members who join in 2024, after the pool is renovated and get to enjoy all that this the Adelphi Pool Community has to offer, including unlimited entry, long hours, morning lap swimming, recreational activities, swim team, and more! Waitlist offers are being made each day. To learn more about the pool and membership, please visit www.adelphipool.org.