Budget Cuts Close Pools Across the Country

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There are few things in life more doleful than a child looking at a closed pool on a steamy summer day, and yet that sad scene has become as common as sunburns and mosquito bites as struggling local governments make the painful choice to shut their pools to save the budget. The list of locales where public pools have been in jeopardy in recent years includes some of the sweatiest spots in the nation, including Central Florida (90s and humid on the Fourth), Atlanta (90), and Houston (97).



This is indeed unfortunate. I have always marveled at the opportunities American kids had to learn swimming simply because of access to public pools.

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