The temperature in Warren hit 88 degrees early Wednesday afternoon, and judging by the number of people at the municipal pool, everyone had the same thought to beat the heat.
"Everything's going really great. We're getting a lot of business from Jamestown and New York (State)," Cindy Strandburg, parks and recreation director for Warren, said.
Season passes can be purchased at the pool or at the municipal building, and the pool is available for private parties, Strandburg said. Anyone who wants to schedule a private party should contact Strandburg at the city building at 723-6300.
Times Observer photo by Ben Klein
Beat the heat
One of Warren’s younger swimmers stays cool in the shallow end of the city pool on Wednesday.
Rental options include a per hour rental or an all-inclusive party and a second option provides everything from food and cake to setup and cleanup.
Wi-Fi access is available at the pool this year and is available for patrons, Standburg said.
The pool has worked with the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry to host three movie nights over the summer. Movie nights will be held at the pool on Saturday, July 14; Wednesday, Aug. 8; and Saturday, Aug. 18.
Council on Tourism Executive Director John Papalia Jr. said the family-oriented movies usually start around 9 p.m.
The WCCBI will sponsor a family night at the pool on Wednesday, Aug. 8 for the paddlers in Warren for the USCA National Canoe and Kayak championships, though Papalia said the pool is open to everybody that day.
"We try and keep everything family-oriented," he said. "With the paddlers coming in it makes for a night for them as well."
Not one to jump in the pool?
The state's Public Utilities Commission has a number of tips to avoid the summer heat and humidity.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home on a hot and humid day and 85 degrees or off when you are away for long periods of time.
If you have window or air conditioning units, close of rooms not in use.
Make sure all air conditioner filters are clean and in good shape.
Turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
Postpone using appliances that produce heat such as clothes dryers, dishwashers and stoves until after 7 p.m. These appliances also use significant amount of electricity adding to the demand on electric infrastructure that is already stressed during peak hours due to heat.
Keep drapes closed and shades drawn. The amount of energy required to cool your home will be considerably less.
Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit and check air and return vents on a regular basis to keep circulation air paths clear.
Relax in rooms that do not receive direct sunlight.