THEN & NOW

Second Beach Pool circa 1923.
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Twenty years later, in the 40s.

Relief From Summer In The City!

Back in the day, and we’re talking the 1920s, long before the pool was built, Second Beach was a popular camping and swimming destination, with a sprinkling of summer cottages and trails for horse riding.

By the 1930 camping had been banned for obvious sanitation reasons, and that year a large "draw and fill" saltwater swimming pool was built. It operated on the principle of fresh seawater being drawn into the pool and then drained and refreshed after a week's use.

And just the other day!

The draw and fill pool was a great investment for the City and Parks Board, in use until its replacement with the present heated pool in 1995.