4330 Webber Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Tuesday-Sunday: 1-7 pm
Aug. 21-Sept. 4: 4-7 pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-7 pm Saturday-Sunday
Daily Admission: Free
Lap Swim: $3 per day / $24 for 10 visits
Pool Facility Features
The Webber Natural Swimming Pool mimics the natural cleaning mechanisms of a pond or lake and is not chlorinated. Potentially sensitive populations such as the very young, elderly, pregnant women and the immunocompromised may have a greater health risk when using the Webber Natural Swimming Pool.
Fabrics NOT Allowed:
Examples of What to Wear in the Water
Webber Pool uses filters and plants, not chemicals, to cleanse the water
History of Natural Swimming Pools (NSP):
Construction of Webber Natural Swimming Pool
Webber is larger than many European Natural Swimming Pools
How NSPs Work
The Webber Natural Swimming Pool is the first public natural swimming pool (NSP) in North America to have a natural filtration system that will use filters and plants in a nearby pond rather than chemicals to treat the water.
Webber Pool consists of two swimming areas (upper and lower pools) and a regeneration basin. NSPs are living systems and do not use chemicals to treat the water; they function more like a stream, lake, or wetland. Webber’s regeneration basin near the pool holds approximately 7,000 aquatic plants rooted in layers of limestone and granite gravel.
Minneapolis Park Board staff monitors water in the Upper pool, Lower pool, and Regeneration Basin for E. coli, Enterococci, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria at minimum on Monday morning of each week of the official swimming season. Additional sampling is performed on Wednesday and Thursday if needed.
Webber Pool will be held to a combination of current German natural pool standards for E. coli, Enterococci, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria and EPA beach standards. If a combination of those standards is not met, the pool will close until further testing reveals that levels are within the standards.
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