With temperatures rising, so is attendance at the Aquatic Center

With temperatures rising, hundreds of Cache Valley residents are flocking to the Logan Aquatic Center every day hoping to find a cool relief. But when the pool opened in June, things weren’t looking so hot. Within the first two weeks running, the pool closed nine out of 12 days due to poor weather conditions and near-record low temperatures. Fortunately a warm front has swept in, providing the last needed ingredient for the pool that relies on good weather. “Once we got some good weather it’s been really good,” says Aquatic Supervisor Dan Blakely. The weather is not the only factor affecting the now-high attendance. Blakely says the economy has played a significant role, too. “I don’t know why, but with this research and study we’ve done, with the economy the way it is more people are staying home and using your public facilities like your rec centers and your public pool,” he says.”I don’t know if it’s a cost thing, but yeah, we’ve been ranging anywhere from 1200 to 1600 people a day since it’s gotten hot.”Despite the losses in June, Blakely is confident, weather permitting, this summer season will be one of the best yet.

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