2020 will mark the 50th year of Alanton Pool’s existence. In 1970, the Alanton Civic League accepted the donation of land by the Baycliff Development Corporation, which gift was contingent on the establishment and successful operation of a pool for members of the civic league and those residing within its geographical boundaries, which at the time encompassed what are now the five neighborhoods: Alanton, Baycliff, Brighton on the Bay, Linkhorn Shores, and Linkhorn Cove.
Funded by the sale of $300 bonds to Charter Members, the plans called for the construction of what is now the main pool and a small building where the current building is. In a few short months, enough capital was raised and construction began. The pool opened Memorial Day weekend to a barbecue catered by the Malbon brothers. Through the years, and often with member labor and donated materials, the pool expanded into its current footprint. The last significant renovation was in 2002.