Underwood Pool to Survive to End of Season

Replacement valve worked Thursday and so will lifeguards and staff for the next nine days of the swimming year.

The replacement valve used to filter water in the Underwood Pool on Concord Avenue was installed by the town's Department of Public Works on Thursday morning and has been working successfully allowing the historic pool to be open for the remainder of the swimming season ending Sunday, Sept. 2, according to the town's .

The caused the century-old pool to be closed from Monday, Aug. 20, until Thursday morning.

The pool will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. You will need to show your individual or family membership tag or purchase a day pass - checks only - at the pool for $10 for adults or $5 for children. And you'll need to show ID that proves your from Belmont.

The last day of swimming next week could be the final time – opened in 1912 (only two months after Fenway Park opened) by the Underwood family for the pleasure of the town's children – will be used at its present location. The – which is suffering from a myriad of problems – on a plateau 100 feet up the adjacent hill.

The move would also allow the town to create a new Belmont High School playing field that will allow and the Police Station to be relocated in the present library.


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