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Pools stay shut as temperature, tempers rise

City officials cite problem with chlorine, mechanical issues

Dejected children long to swim at the pool at Central Park but it was closed because of plumbing issues.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Dejected children long to swim at the pool at Central Park but it was closed because of plumbing issues.
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With bathing suits on and towels in hand, more than a dozen kids sat outside the Central Park swimming pool gates on Monday, sweat dripping down their red faces as they struggled to understand why the pool was closed. The Central Park pool was scheduled to open Saturday the first of the four Schenectady city pools to open. But the truck delivering chlorine for the pool broke down, delaying its opening, according to Jeremy Howard, ...

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safny
June 25, 2013
6:50 a.m.

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I can understand if the chlorine didn't arrive, but didn't they check the mechanics before saying the pool will open? And why not open the others - were they also waiting for chlorine? Typical.

wmarincic
June 25, 2013
6:50 a.m.

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I think they need to raise the taxes in Schenectady some more and that will fix the problem.

JIMOCONNOR
June 25, 2013
10:08 a.m.

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I'm beting a lot of the kids/folks DID NOT have 'red faces.' That phrase is poorly used given our demographics.

catherine9966
June 25, 2013
11 a.m.

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I wonder how many of the complainers are actually Schenectady taxpayers? I grew up in the suburbs. There was no public pool, and we had no private pool. Get a sprinkler.

safny
June 25, 2013
12:38 p.m.

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Come on, Jim - no racism, please. And where exactly does one "get a sprinkler" when living in a neighborhood where there are all two families and such. If you grew up in the burbs, you probably had a back yard. Don't be so stingy.

catherine9966
June 25, 2013
3:17 p.m.

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one gets a sprinkler from a store. you don't need a yard to have a sprinkler. my neighbors' kids do fine with their sprinkler and they have no yard.

irene58
June 25, 2013
4:18 p.m.

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Buy a kiddie pool - it's better than nothing. And if you're going to complain about the heat, why ride a bike in it? Seriously, people have that attitude that they're "owed" something - unforseen things happens sometimes.

gmd813
June 25, 2013
8:18 p.m.

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I wonder why they didn't get the chlorine delivery at the beginning of June instead of the weekend before the pool is set to open? Would solve a lot of problems if they checked the mechanics and the chlorine a couple of weeks prior to opening rather than waiting until the last minute.

ChuckD
June 25, 2013
11:50 p.m.

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I wonder why the Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club runs the pools in the City of Schenectady?

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