Time Travel

Ever wish you could travel back in time? In 1960, Plano Texas was mostly a farming community with a population of 3,695. The days were slower back then; there were no cellular phones, no cable or satellite TV, no social media. Few families had more than 1 car. HOA pools were not a thing and there were no local country clubs or city pools.

In 1957 construction began on the Plano Swimming Pool and it opened on Memorial Day 1958. The Plano Swim Club was located behind what is now the Plano Senior Center and was for members-only. The Olympic sized pool featured locker rooms, a snack bar/grill, and diving.

The Texas Pool was conceived of and built as a feature for a new “planned Plano city,” Dallas North Estates. Homes were 2 and 3 bedrooms and air conditioning was optional. The Texas Pool opened on Memorial Day 1961 and was successfully operated as a private club for the 50 years.

Today, the Plano Swimming Pool is but a memory and only the Historic Texas Pool offers a glimpse of what life was like back in 1960. A local landmark and community gathering place, the Texas Pool provides a slower pace for legendary fun.

Although our 57th summer season is ending, the personal connections formed last forever. In the off season, enjoy all that #LovePlano has to offer all 259,841 of us. It’s a modern world again, until the Texas Pool opens for a #SwimAcrossTexas on Memorial Day 2018.

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