Watertown summer pools wrapping up season

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This summer’s unpredictable wet weather has put a bit of a damper on the city’s pool program this season.

Alex LaVine, lead supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department’s program, blames a dip in pool usage on what has been a rainy summer in the north country.

Final tallies for pool attendance will be put together once the season ends. The city operates pools at Thompson Park and the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

But LaVine has noticed attendance was down this summer.

Despite more than 20 days with rain, both pools remained opened and did not close because of the weather. Only a lightening storm would cause that.

“It’s a short season, so we want to make sure we’re open,” she said.

The pool season is wrapping up. The schedule for the end of the season was announced on Thursday.

“It’s been a good season,” Parks Superintendent Scott M. Weller said.

The Alteri Pool at fairgrounds will close for the season on Friday, while the Thompson Park pool is closing on Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Check the city’s website and the Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page for the exact schedule because two concerts and the availability of lifeguards will shut the two pools for a few days before the season ends.

Like last year, more people went swimming at Thompson Park than at the fairgrounds.

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