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Opening of Kool Park Pool, in May 1935, came about because the state wanted the gravel for the paving of nearby Springs Road for the first time. Founder “CAC” Carpenter, allowed the state to take the gravel in return for each load of gravel the state took they did a load for him so he could fulfill his dream or vision of a swimming pool. Much of the excavation was done with mules and dray pans and after two long years the original pool, 120 feet by 85 feet was complete. In the early 1960’s the pool was expanded to 235 feet long and today this pool is known worldwide. “CAC” Carpenter, also founder of Carpenter Decorating Co., died in 1974. His son, “Squally” Carpenter, born the year the pool opened, has owned and operated it every since his father’s death. Many came here when they were children and today they return with their grandchildren so they can share their many memories with them and at the same time make their own. Bring your family and start making your memories that will last a lifetime.

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Cody Eckard, July 4th, 2009
Lynn, Cody, and Neal Eckard; July 4, 2009
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