Weather Impacting Pool Business

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

One business that's having a rough summer has nothing to do with the economy, and everything to do with the weather.

This summer's cloudy skies and cooler temperatures have less people spending their days at the pool.

Managers at the Aquatic Center in Marietta say their daily average of customers is only about a quarter of last years.

It's having an impact on their staff as well; going from 15 to nine lifeguards at a time.

They say they're hoping for lots of hot sunshine soon.


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  • by william Location: parkersburg on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:21 AM
    it'd be nice if parkersburg would get off its duff and make a nice water park like Marietta has instead of two old falling down pools that nobody wants to go to anymore. no slides, no lazy river, no fun.
  • by k Location: Waverly on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    Rollo, Low income does not mean riff raff, I have seen more riff raff come from wealthy parents who do not parent, just buys their way out of any trouble they get in.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    These cooler temps are making it harder and harder to believe in that global warming scam
  • by Tammy on Jul 22, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    Admission in the aquatic center is very resonable for what it is especially cause theres nothing else like it in Parkersburg or Marrietta!
  • by rollo Location: marietta on Jul 22, 2009 at 06:43 PM
    there is alot less riff raff at the pool this year, thats a good thing. BEST thing anyone could ever do is not allowing ANY discounts or free passes due to income. The aquatic center is very very refreshing this year. If one wants to play; one must pay. The price to play is fine. And, yes these temps have been great for low electric bills!
  • by Mega on Jul 22, 2009 at 05:01 PM
    Given the choice of hoping for lots more sunshine and higher temps and lower temps and lower power bills for the home... I'll take lower temps. Save the higher temps for winter.... (c:
  • by DaisyJ Location: Marietta on Jul 22, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Yeah Right! It dosen't have ANYTHING to do with the current state of the economy and the admission price into the Aquatic Center--do you actually believe that?
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