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School days prompt change in aquatic center hours

August 19, 2011

Summertime is almost over, but that doesn't mean fun at the pool has to stop entirely.

The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be changing hours of operation, but won't be closing just yet. After this weekend, the aquatic center will be closed during the week and open only on weekends. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, according to Terri Telchick, assistant city manager secretary.

“We are looking forward to keeping this successful summer going,” Telchick said. “We want to have summer last as long as possible.”

The pool will be available for private parties during the week, with rates of $500 per hour and a two-hour minimum. Advance notice is needed in order to arrange for lifeguards and staff at the pool for private parties, according to Telchick. On weekends, pavilions will be available for rental. Pavilion fees are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

“We were very pleased with the success of the aquatic center this summer. I'm ecstatic that people drove from all around to come and enjoy our pool,” Telchick said.

All accessibility to the pool will remain the same even though the hours have changed, according to city officials.

“We plan to keep the pool open until the weather changes or people just stop coming,” Telchick said.

Admission to the pool remains the same. Admission is $5 for everyone age 3 and older. To schedule a private party or reserve a pavilion, contact Telchick at 264-2501.

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