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A grand month for play at the pool
The Vashon Pool has been a busy place this summer, and especially this month. A recent spate of hot weather brought swimmers to the park district-owned pool by the hundreds, setting record-breaking days for pool revenue.
The pool has already brought in more than it did last summer, said Scott Bonney, the pool’s manager. However, Bonney doesn’t attribute the pool’s success entirely to the sunny weather. In spring, the park district put out a call for Island support of the cash-strapped pool and got a huge response in the form of advance sales of discount passes, lessons and pool rentals, Bonney said. The park district is tentatively planning to keep the pool open three more weeks this year, until Sept. 23.
“I think the community has really responded amazingly to the pool by supporting it, and we are continuing to see good numbers,” he said.