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Pool Business Takes a Dive Due to Constant Rain
WEST CARROLLTON -- Attendance at local pools have taken a dive With 21 days of straight rain.
It's been awhile since the sounds of laughter and splashing have filled the air at West Carrollton's Wilson Pool.
Lots of rain and cooler temperatures this summer have kept swimmers away.
"It's putting a damper on. It's kinda annoying being in the rain everyday. You want it to be sunny and have fun in the sun," West Carrollton's Miranda Mitchell reflects.
The lack of sun at Wilson Pool has attendance down 35% from last year.
"Our average hours of closing this year have been 103 hours which equals almost 2 weeks of being closed compared to last year. Last year we were closed 30 hours," Director of Parks and Recreation Christian Mattingly explains.
Cassel Hills Pool in Vandalia and Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center in Miamisburg also say business has taken a significant dive.
Although the reduced pool hours mean fewer shifts for life guards and less money for the department., luckily last year was scorching.
"We've been fortunate enough to bank a lot over the last couple of years to sustain seasons like this so we can take this hit and next year we'll hope for better weather, " Mattingly said on Friday.
And better weather has arrived.
Lori Ferguson lost power during this week's fierce storms and is cherishing the Friday sun.
"It's awesome. We've been looking for sunshine and looking forward to coming to the pool so we're real excited," Ferguson shared.
With this weekend's sunny forecast., it's a perfect time to make a splash.
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