Boulderites have been cooling down at
pools for decades, but do you know the history of all these watering holes? Check
out these historic Boulder pool photos provided by our friends at Museum of
Boulder and the Carnegie Library for Local History.
One of Boulder’s largest public pools is named after our city’s
most famous astronaut, Scott Carpenter. The pool opened in 1963 when Carpenter dedicated
the new facility in person.
Hygienic Swimming Pool (now
Spruce Pool) opened in 1923 using warm water produced from the manufacture of
ice at the adjacent Hygienic Ice Company.
Eldorado Springs Pool has been serving the community for the last
114 years. It was closed all of 2019 for renovations and will be closed this
swimming season as well, as repairs continue.
The Boulder Sanitarium opened in the late 19th century. Doctors
there encouraged patients to exercise, get sunshine and enjoy fresh air. Because
of these recommendations, a pool was constructed. Check out our blog on the History of
Health Care in Boulder County to learn more about the Boulder
The pool that
In January 1959, the city
proposed building two new swimming pools near Casey Junior High School. The
pools were to be operated by the City of Boulder and converted into ice skating
rinks during the winter, but they never came to fruition.
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