It's another sign that summer is coming to an end.
Both of Warren County's municipal pools will be closed for the season after Saturday.
The City of Warren Municipal Pool is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
Staying cool at the pool
In photo above, Reed Olsen, front, and Kaden Cyphert pause to pose as they play in the City of Warren Municipal Pool on Friday as part of a Jefferson DeFrees Family Center group. At right, Kianna Jackson, part of the same group, stands under the cascade.
The Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool (BVSP) in Youngsville will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. - but not for people.
Officials for both pools cited the difficulty of finding lifeguards as the reason for closing before Labor Day.
A majority of the lifeguards are college students. As those students return to school for the fall, they can no longer work.
"We had a hard time finding people last week," Youngsville Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg said.
The reason at the City of Warren was "shortage of available life guards and other support staff to adequately and safely ensure the safety of the pool patrons," according to Recreation Director Mary Ann Nau.
"Thank you to all - public and employees - who supported our facility this year," Nau said. "Much of the season had some very trying weather patterns making it difficult for those who counted on getting a certain number of working hours or hours of pleasure. Thanks for sticking with us."
Both pools are open for business Saturday - though not for the same species.
The BVSP is closed to people for the season, but it's open for dogs for a last hurrah.
The annual Doggie Dip will welcome dogs, at $5 each, to enjoy the facility from 1 to 4 p.m. The people accompanying participating pooches must show proof of vaccination or sign a waiver.