The base pool is now ready and waiting for swimmers of all ages to come and soak up the sun for the summer! The pool opened a little later in the season than usual because of some construction work that needed to be done on the building structure. But now, it is open and plans to be so through the summer until August. The exact date of closure will depend on weather and the availability of lifeguards, when some of the summer hires go back to college.
In the meantime though, Minot AFB’s pool, complete with slides, snack bar (which is not yet open but is rumored to be opened sometime next week) and kiddie pool will be available M-F 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-3pm and closed all day on Sunday.
The experience at the pool is relaxing with a limited number of lounge chairs and umbrellas available for use. There is also a small and fenced in shallow pool available for kids 6 & under. To add to the kick-backed atmosphere, the pool plays a local country music station and takes an “adult swim” break every quarter hour for 15 minutes. During this time, only residents ages 16+ are allowed to be in the pools, which forces kids to take a much needed rest break.
Something that makes Minot AFB’s pool unique is that it is also completely FREE for base residents. Unlike most bases, which require a small yearly membership pass or daily fee, this pool allows guests to utilize it for absolutely no cost. This is very unique amongst Air Force bases and is allowed because of special funding due to the remote nature of this base.
The refreshing pool is one of the base’s most popular summer activities which is evident by the numerous visitors throughout June, July and August every year.