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Is it too hot for the pool?

Is it too hot for the pool?

Youth groups cancel pool trips, but families still seem to be turning out

July 24th, 2011 in News

Taylon Kennedy, 8, shoots down the slide Saturday at Jefferson City's Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center. Pool officials say the warm weather has warmed up the pool water, but patrons are still coming to take a dip.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

Does there come a point when it is simply too hot to even swim? Depends on whom you ask.

On Saturday, Ryan Stiefermann, manager of Jefferson City's Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center, said the pool temperature was running about 90 degrees, and said there was virtually no way to cool the water down.

Despite the warm water, the pool was still busy, he said.

As Chelsea Gentzsch played with her daughter Alexia at the pool Saturday, she said ....