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Area Pools Already Starting To Close

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As our temps are rising, many of Fargo's pools are closing. Of the 5 Fargo pools only two are still open, but only through this weekend. But some families have found ways to have a longer swimming summer.

As many families love hanging by the pool during the summer, some were trying to find a places that have longer season. The Fargo Park District's pools if they haven't closed yet close after this weekend.

"Essentially we run out of staff." Davies Pool Manager Paula Comeau explains, "Most of our staff is high school and college kids so we have a lot of kids going back into sports, and all available staff from the other pools from North, Madison, and South, then go to Davies or island to help keep us open til the 18th."

But that's something the Moorhead Country Club plans for.

"We like to get a mix of kids that are also from Moorhead because school starts a little bit later there," Michelle their Director of Operations says, "so we're fortunate to have a good core nucleus of lifeguard that can stay with us through the school season."

"I've lived here long enough to know that the public pools open late close early have wonky hours, that just doesn't work for us, we wanted a place that's going to be open a longer season and more workable hours for our family." Patricia Carlson says. 

She and her family bought a membership for the purpose that the pool season they have is longer than the public pools. And it's a pattern that's bringing the Moorhead Country Club more business.

"Definitely feel that the pool is an amenity that attracts members, and the fact that we stay open longer we stay open through September 2nd this year is fantastic." Horan says.

All because for families they just want to keep swimming.

"You can't get her out of it, obviously she loves the pool." Patricia laughs.

Davies and Island Park pools will still be open until August 18th. Davies closes at 5:00pm and Island Park will close at 4:30pm on Sunday.

In Grand Forks Elks Park wrapped it's season up Friday. A voice recorded message said the two spray parks would be open a few more weeks.

The Riverside Pool in Grand Forks will be open until Sunday August 25th.

The Moorhead Municipal Pool will be closing it's season Sunday the 18th.

Both the Moorhead and Fargo Country Clubs say their pools are open for members through September 2nd.



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