Shades Cliff Pool is a private pool nestled in the heart of the Bluff Park community and has provided a great source of summer fun for more than 50 years.  The pool offers a safe, clean, fun, and friendly environment for its members.

The pool facility boasts a large 6-lane swimming pool with attached diving well, competition style diving boards, and a separate wading pool for our smallest members.  As the home of The Sharks, we also host swim and dive team meets every summer against other local clubs.

The staff at Shades Cliff consists of a manager, certified lifeguards, swim coaches, and dive coaches.

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 our pool.  Contact us with your ideas or questions!


2023 January Newsletter

Greetings to our Shades Cliff Pool families!  We are looking forward to seeing you all again and having another great summer at the pool!

Pool Dues.  Summer dues for 2023 are $425Members who joined in 2022 on the “2-year plan” will pay $625 ($200 stock fee + $425 current year dues) this yearPayments are due by Friday, March 31, 2023.  You may pay online with a credit or debit card (a convenience fee will be added to your total) OR you can print an invoice and mail a check to PO Box 26089, Hoover, AL 35260-6089Please do not mail anything to the physical pool address.  A late fee of $50 will be automatically added for unpaid accounts as of March 31st. If your dues are received, but postmarked April 1 – April 15, a late fee of $50 will be charged to your account.  Any returned checks will be charged a $35 fee.  Unpaid memberships will be SOLD on Saturday, APRIL 15, 2023.

Member Profile.  Please visit to update your account (family level) and individual member profiles.  Be sure to upload a picture of each family member so that checking in at the desk this summer is an easy-breezy process.  Review pictures that are currently on your account to see if they should be updated.  Please be reminded that Shades Cliff is a private pool: you may only include pool members on your account.

A member is defined as the stock certificate holder, his or her spouse or domestic partner, and any unmarried, dependent children 25 years old and younger of your immediate family who reside within the home.  In fairness to all members, we cannot allow any extended family members.  This rule will be strictly enforced.  Memberships can be rendered null and void for providing false information according to Article VI, Section V of the Bylaws. 

Selling your Membership?  If you would like to sell your membership, send your signed stock certificate (or a letter in lieu of the certificate) to Shades Cliff Pool, Inc. to PO Box 26089, Hoover, AL 35260-6089 before March 31st.  If you have paid the stock fee portion of your membership, you will receive a $200 check for the repurchase of your membership.  Members may not sell memberships to anyone other than Shades Cliff Pool, Inc.

Babysitters.  Babysitters are non-members accompanying member children when parents are not present. Babysitters must be at least 16 years old.  A babysitter form must be completed in advance at the front desk of the pool AND signed by the member parent.  The fee for a babysitter is $50/summer or $10/week or $5/day and can be paid online with a card or at the front desk by cash or check.

General Information.  The Rules and Regulations of the pool are posted on the Shades Cliff Pool website. Rules will also be available at the pool’s front desk.   It is our expectation of our members to follow all pool rules.  Questions concerning these rules and regulations should be made in writing to the attention of the Manager or Board of Directors at the above address.


About Membership:  Email

About Finances:  Email

We look forward to seeing you at the pool this summer!

Recent News

Have a Question?

Do you have a question? Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Contact Us