JCC Update: Indoor Pool Closure

JCC Update: Indoor Pool Closure

July 20, 2023

Peck Aquatic Center Closure Begins Sunday, August 13

Expected to reopen the week of September 5-10

Through Labor Day weekend, JCC members will have the options below available for lap swimming. We are excited to be able to adjust staffing during this indoor pool closure to offer a Monday outdoor lap swim option as well.


JCC Water Park • 11015 N Market St, Mequon

  • NEW! Mondays 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM • Open for Adult Lap Swim ONLY – all 6 lanes open.
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:30AM – 6:30PM • One lap lane available during regular open hours.
  • The Aqua Deep group exercise class will be held at the JCC Water Park Thursdays at 10:30 AM through the end of August.

Whitefish Bay High School • 1200 E Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay

Members must show a JCC key fob and photo ID to gain access.

  • Monday-Friday 6:00-7:30AM
  • Monday-Thursday 7:00-8:30PM
  • Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30PM

Closed 8/14, 8/15, 8/31 PM, & Labor Day weekend

The whirlpool in the Men’s Health Center will be closed starting Monday, August 14 and reopened on August 18 for maintenance and repairs.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout this time, please do not hesitate to reach out: 

Dave Wage, Aquatics Director, dwage@jccmilwaukee.org (414) 967-8191

Wendy Smith, Membership Director wsmith@jccmilwaukee.org (414) 967-8234

Each year, we communicate with our members about the scheduled closure of the Peck Aquatic Center to retile and regrout as part of the JCC’s commitment to the continual maintenance of facilities. We intentionally schedule this work towards the end of summer when our members still have access to the Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park in Mequon, and we also make arrangements for adult lap swimmers to use the Whitefish Bay High School pool.


This year, our annual closure will also bring exciting new upgrades to our indoor pool environment which will ensure our ability to provide a high-quality aquatics experience for our members year-round. The Peck Aquatic Center’s current ozone-filtration system has served our community well for decades and allowed us to create a space that is virtually chlorine-free, odor-free, and gentler on skin and eyes. As this system has continued to age and require additional maintenance, the facilities team at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation worked to find a solution that not only could replicate our current experience but improve upon it.


This year, when we close for scheduled maintenance, in addition to the usual tile and grout work, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation will be installing a new Ultraviolet (UV) filtration system. UV filtration is now considered the best available technology for swimming pool disinfection and will allow us to maintain the same minimal level of chlorine as we do with the current ozone-filtration system while still providing 99.9% inactivation of chlorine-resistant microorganisms. Only UV and ozone are able to effectively eliminate pathogens that chlorine alone cannot.


In addition to maintaining the status quo in member experience, the new system has the added benefit of improving our energy efficiency which aligns with the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). The UV filtration system that was selected uses the leading polychromatic lamp technology, making it one of the most energy-efficient filtration systems available.


Thank you in advance for you patience and understanding during this temporary closure. We look forward to providing this improvement for our members and community when the pool reopens after Labor Day.