Swimming Pool at LPN Draws a Crowd
By Susan Thompson
The swimming pool and spa on the south side of the Lake Panorama National conference center opened in mid-May for its second year, and has been busy ever since. The pool is a cooperative effort between the Clover Ridge Interval Owners Association and the Lake Panorama Association, with operations handled by Lake Panorama National.
The LPN pro shop staff manages the pool from a check-in window near the pool. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase, including chips, ice cream treats, candy bars, pop, Gatorade, bottled water and canned beer. Sunscreen and lip balm also can be purchased. Food orders can be placed with The Links restaurant and picked up in takeout containers. No glass is permitted at the pool, but beverages in plastic glasses can be purchased in The Links.
The pool is five feet wider and 20 feet longer than the previous pool, and the surrounding concrete deck is more spacious. Both the pool and hot tub are heated, with covers in place overnight.
People who own weeks in the Clover Ridge Interval Owners Association, have traded weeks to stay at the resort, or are staying in the LPN Inn and Suites, have free access to the pool. They show their keys to gain access. All other pool users must purchase an annual membership or pay a daily fee. For Lake Panorama Association members, a 2016 pool membership for a single is $75 and for a family is $130. For the general public, a single membership is $85 and a family membership is $145.
Annual members are given permanent wristbands to wear when using the pool. Those purchasing just for the day will receive a paper wristband. Pool memberships can be purchased at the pool check-in window, the LPN front desk, or online at lakepanoramanational.com.
The daily rate is $3 per person. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Private pool parties can be scheduled in two-hour increments at a cost of $150. Call the LPN front desk at 641-7550-2080 for more details.