Frequently Asked Questions
*The following are not allowed in the CP Pool complex: bikes, scooters, skateboards, inline skates, frisbees, and soccer balls.*
Q: Will I be allowed to bring a non-resident guest with me to the pool in 2021?
- A: We will be allowing non-resident guests 7-days per week beginning Saturday, June 19. Princeton residents and CP Pool members will be allowed to bring no more than 5 guests (per family) to the pool on any given day. The request form/waiver must be printed, completed, signed and brought to the pool. For any guests under the age of 18, the waiver must be signed by that child's parent/guardian not by the sponsor.
- Guests must be sponsored by either a Pool member or DAC holder and then pay the appropriate daily admission fee upon entry to the pool. (Guest of a Pool member = $6/youth & $12/adult. Guest of a DAC Holder = $13/youth and $16/adult)
- PRD reserves the right to limit guests as needed on any given day based on capacity and attendance.
Q: Are you accepting any new non-resident members that were not members of the pool in 2019?
- A: As of May 24, we are now accepting new non-resident pool members for 2021. Individuals will need to create a CommunityPass account in order to register.
Q: I'm a Princeton resident but I did not have a Daily Admission Card (DAC) in 2020. When can I pick up my DAC for 2021?
- A: After you register for you 2021 Daily Admission Card on Community Pass, you can pick up your card at the Recreation Department office (380 Witherspoon St) from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Q: I'm a Princeton resident and had a DAC in 2020, can I use the same card again this summer?
- A: Yes. If you had a DAC in 2020, that card will function as your DAC in 2021 but you must still register for the 2021 DAC on Community Pass.
Q: Can I pre-register for a daily admission slot like I did in 2020?
- A: Current DAC holders may pre-pay online for pool daily admission. You must still bring your DAC with you when you check in at the front desk of the pool complex. For more information, please see our Instructions for pre-paying for pool daily admission.
Q: Are there capacity restrictions at CP Pool this summer?
- A: As of May 21, the state has lifted percentage based capacity restrictions for outdoors pools but are requiring that pools limit occupancy to a number that ensures patrons can remain 6 feet apart from all non-household contacts . With that in mind, there may be times on busy days when staff will temporarily close the gate to new entrants until such time as a sufficient number of individuals leave the complex.
Q: Will guests be required to wear a face covering at CP Pool this summer?
- A: We are following current CDC guidance with regards to masking. In addition, individuals must continue to wear masks indoors in municipal facilities, including the Recreation Office and CP Pool Locker rooms.
Q: Will the concession stand be open this summer?
- A: Plans are underway to open the Concession stand in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for additional info. Guests may always bring their own food and drink. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the complex.
Q: Will there be tables and chairs available for use at the pool in 2021?
- A: Chairs, benches and tables will be returning to the pool complex starting with the weekend of June 19 & 20. Patrons may continue to bring their own chairs if they choose.
Q: Can I host a birthday party at CP Pool in 2021?
- A: Parties are not allowed at CP Pool at this time. However, the community room is available for public use on a first come first served basis.
Q: How do I find out if the pool is closing early due to inclement weather?
- A: Be sure to check Princeton Recreation Facebook or Twitter, or call the pool from office: 609-921-2990. PRD reserves the right to close early due to inclement weather at the discretion of the manager. In addition, due to limited sheltering capacity, patrons may be asked to leave the complex in the event of a thunder/lightning delay.