The Crystal Pool facade in 1935.
This first photograph shows the Crystal Pool just a few years after it was built. Built in 1931, the pool cost over $200,000 to build, was designed to accommodate 3,000 swimmers, and included high and low diving platforms, a large water slide, a refreshment stand, and locker rooms. The general swimming area also featured an electric water fountain with rainbow lighting at night, blue-white flood lights, and an elaborate filtration system that filtered the entire 500,000 gallons of pool water every eight hours. Adjoining the pool: a First Aid building and a more than 10,000 square foot sand beach.