IN THE BEGINNING • ACKERMANN'S CAMP
HOW ACKERMANN'S GREW
Hot summers in St. Louis took “Happy Times Nursery School” from pre-school to swim camp in the summers with the invention of the first blow-up pool in 1947.
Where the pet duck “Quaky” swam, we built our first pool. This spot is now our Pool #3.
Alice and Al Ackermann worked hard to keep the swim camp running.
Our first in ground pool is now our Pool #3.
Swimming in the first in-ground pool with the giant homemade filters and heater.
As we grew, we built another pool, our #4.
Our big pool #4. The pipes now go through the walls instead of over the deck.
2014 We added a new beginner pool only 30” deep
Now celebrating teaching children the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1949.
WE BUILT our 2nd INGROUND POOL
IN 2014 WE REPLACED OUR BEGINNERS ROUND POOL
3.5' to 4' deep
4' to 5' deep
A side note. Every day our pet duck Quacky would lay an egg in the yard for our dog Pouchy. Unfortunately, one day someone left the gate open and Quacky disappeared.