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Shades Cliff Pool is a family oriented private swim club located in the heart of Hoover, Alabama. The club was the brainchild of several forward thinking community members who knew this location would be perfect for a community pool.

The facility was built during the winter of 1963-1964 and first opened to its members in the summer of 1964. The facility consists of a bathhouse with dressing rooms, an L-shaped pool with a competition-sized 25 meter, six lane lap area and 12' diving well, as well as a small separate wading pool for the younger members. Over the years, several deck expansions and an additional family bathroom have added space and convenience for the members.

Since its inception, the pool has offered competitive swim and dive teams as well as free swim lessons for its members.

The staff consists of certified lifeguards and swim coaches as well as a certified lifeguard instructor. The management has over 35 years of experience caring for and directing the use of the facility.

Our mission is to provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable facility for our members. We always welcome ideas and feedback concerning ways to improve the facility and the way it is operated. Feel free to speak with any member of the pool management, the board, or send your comments to