Frequently Asked Questions


I'd like to have a party at the pool, since it's very hot outside and the pool is cool. How can I arrange to hold a party at the pool?

Yes. We often have members celebrate birthdays, graduations, end of the school year, and various other occasions at the pool. To arrange a party, please see Parties at the Pool for how to get started.


Why should I buy a share? What is the difference between a seasonal membership and a share membership?

Share Members pay a one-time fee of $200, which can be paid immediately or over two seasons, and become shareholders of Adelphi Recreation, Inc. Share Members are eligible to hold a position on the Board of Directors and are able to vote on decisions made at the Annual Shareholder Meeting.

All share members are automatically guaranteed the ability to join the pool in the following season, but seasonal members may only join the the next season if there are spaces available. In the recent past there have always been spaces available for share members and we continue to invite new members to join either as seasonal or as share members. However, our membership continues to grow and there will come a time when we have no more spaces available. At that time, seasonal members will no longer be able to join the pool.

On a more practical level, the annual dues for Share Members are less than those for Seasonal Members (currently they are $50 less), so if you plan on being with us for a few summers, it's a more cost-effective option and it is the option that guarantees you future access to the pool.

Another reason to buy a share is that we only offer the early bird discount to share members. Seasonal members already have a good reason to sign up early: to guarantee that they can join the pool. Practically, that means that if you decide to buy a share membership this year, you are getting a $50 discount by signing up early!

In addition, for the past several years, we gave each share member 5 free guest passes. This will continue again this year, another bonus for joining!


Pool Closings

It's been chilly, or it's raining hard. How do I know if the pool will be closed?

The pool operating status should be listed on the web page in the upper right corner, or if closed, as a message on the front page.

The closing rules are here:

Weather related, specifically, the pool closes:

  • if the air temperature is less than 69 degrees F
  • if there is thunder or lightning, the pool is closed for 30 minutes
  • if it's raining so hard the lifeguards cannot see the bottom of the pool


Pool Information

Are you across the street from the old Ledo's Pizza?

Hi. No, that's a different pool, but it does have a giant dolphin on it and it is close to Adelphi Road, so we can understand your confusion. We're on Riggs Road, East of Adelphi Road. The zip code is formally Hyattsville, but it's surrounded by Adelphi.

Here's a link to the map.

9442 Riggs Road
Hyattsville, MD 20783