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June 13, 2012

Community Pool openingTODAY

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Lockport’s Community Pool is open for the season beginning today.

The cover’s off the city-owned pool at Outwater Park a bit earlier than usual, thanks to lighter maintenance demands and the sultry late spring weather, youth and recreation Director Melissa Junke said Tuesday.

“The guys from highways and parks got in here early ... and thankfully they didn’t face any big jobs like repairing a pump this year,” Junke said. “In years past, if we opened the pool before the school year was over, we opened it on weekends only. But the way the weather has been, I decided we’ll give it a whirl and see how it goes.”

The forecast through Sunday is for temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s and part or full sun, no rain.

Residents have been calling youth and rec to ask about a pool opening date since late April, Junke said.

Open-swim hours are limited at the pool initially. It’s open from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; noon to 4 p.m. weekdays next week, except Tuesday when it’s closed for a private party; and noon to 6 p.m. June 23 and June 24.

Regular open-swim hours kick in June 25: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. weekend days.

The pool complex includes a deep-end water slide and a sprinkler area.

Admission costs $2 per child 12 or younger and $3 per adult. Season passes are available for individuals, families and lunchtime lap swimmers.

Swim classes are offered for a fee weekday mornings, in two sessions: June 25 to July 19 and July 23 to Aug. 16. For more information, or to register a student, call the youth and rec department at 434-3071 or visit the pool complex during open hours; the registration deadline is the day before each session begins.

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