Has the Rainy Summer Weather Taken a Hit on Local Pools?


As summer wraps up, so does the swim season. Despite the rainy weather, Oak Hill Swim Club President, Rodney Tony says he’s seen an abundance of swimmers this summer. Rain or shine, people want to cool off. 

“It’s been an excellent season actually I think it’s because all of the hot weather we’ve had,” says Tony.

Tony says this summer was one of their busiest yet. The increase of memberships has resulted in a larger than normal profit. Something he plans to put into improving the pool for next year.

“We need some piping repairs to the filter system, we have some leaks but it’s not an immediate problem,” says Tony.

Before those little ones dive in, lifeguards are always on duty to ensure their safety while having fun. Employees say it’s the people here who make their job all worth it.

“I think what pays off and makes that hard work worth it is seeing people come out here in the summer and enjoy themselves,” says Tony.

It isn’t just the pool that benefits from these swimmers. Local businesses in the area are kept busy by all the pool members during the hot summer months.

“When they come they come, in bunches and the kids will get a lot of ice cream so it helps,” says a Tom’s Employee, Ariel Shonel.

Labor Day will be the last time swimmers can dive into the waters and some are going to miss that.

“The thing I’m going to miss most is jumping in the water because it’s really cold,” says a pool member, Mason Ratliff.

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