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Unread 03-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SI, NY
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Default Pool club in/around Fairfield?

My family has been living in Fairfield for about seven months now. We've decided against putting in a pool because there are a lot of children in the neighborhood, and frankly we're worried about the liability more than anything else (and actually I'm not sure if we could even get a permit for an in-ground pool in our neighborhood). I read all about the town's decision not to open a public pool, but a pool has always been very much a part of our summers, until now. We're very much looking forward to the beaches and the lake, but we mistakenly thought joining a pool club wouldn't be an issue.

In chatting here and there it seems as if all clubs - Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield Beach Club, etc. - are private and by member invitation only.

Does anyone have any recommendations in Fairfield or close surrounding towns? Thanks!
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Yup- start up the pool petition again, and enjoy the beach.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Because Fairfield is a shoreline town, there are not many public pools. The Y is the only one I know of. The town does not even have a pool. They never thought it was needed and when one was proposed, it was met with a lot of opposition. I think Fairfield Beach Club has a pool but you have to join it. Inland there are some but I do not know them. I think the Y still operates Lakewood in Monroe but I am not sure if that even has a pool or just a lake. Jay
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Unread 03-12-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Rock Ridge Country club in Newtown.A social membership gets you use of pool.If you play golf there are other memberships available.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: SI, NY
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Thank you missmax! I have to be honest, I don't even know how far Newtown is, but I'll check it out.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Thank you missmax! I have to be honest, I don't even know how far Newtown is, but I'll check it out.
Newtown is pretty far from Fairfield. Probably at least 30 minutes, depending on the section of each town you're traveling to/from.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SI, NY
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Yes. I've exhausted pretty much all resources. I just wanted to join a pool club - which are so abundant in Long Island, New Jersey, and there are even several clubs to join in North Haven, where some of my family lives. $2K - $3K a year, and by the time the kids are no longer interested in swimming all summer, it's still less than the cost of putting an in-ground pool and patio, and maintenance. I suppose I'll just have to enjoy the beaches and lake!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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I feel your pain.Left Long Island with a dozen pools and great summer camps.But like you said just enjoy the beaches.Jennings beach is nice,I think you will enjoy!
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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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I feel your pain.Left Long Island with a dozen pools and great summer camps.But like you said just enjoy the beaches.Jennings beach is nice,I think you will enjoy!
I had a pool right around the block on LI.

And Jennings Beach is nice!
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Unread 03-16-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Hi,
There is Easton Racquet Club - Here's the web site. I know it's reasonable and Easton borders Fairfield so depending on where you live in Fairfield it's not far. They have a beautiful outdoor pool and tennis courts.

Easton Racquet Club
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