Who Knew? Rumors that a beach once blanketed Sunlite Pool hold more than a few grains of truth

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is home to many fascinating facts, offbeat oddities, and "I did not know that" moments. With that in mind, WCPO asks, "Who Knew?"

The sheer size and variety of its water slides give Coney Island’s Sunlite Pool bragging rights, but this iconic pool on the banks of the Ohio River has even more claims to fame.

In a Cincinnati summer tradition, families have been cooling off at Coney Island’s Sunlite Pool for generations. The pool has been open for nearly 90 years and holds the honor of being the largest re-circulating swimming pool in the world. We asked blogger Nedra McDaniel to tell us more. McDaniel makes her business to explore fun and offbeat destinations in the Tri-State and around the Midwest. 

1. When did Sunlite Pool open?

Designed by W. J. Lynch of New Haven, Conn., the pool at Coney Island opened on May 22, 1925, but wasn’t referred to as Sunlite Pool until 1938.

WCPO Insiders can read the full Q&A and learn exactly how much water is in the pool, as well as other fun facts.

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