Summer’s On! Pools Open Friday

Temps rise, school’s out. You know what that means.

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Schools close Thursday. Pools open Friday.

That’s the message from City Hall. All 70 of the city’s outdoor (and four indoor) public pools will open for business this weekend. Another 80 “spraygrounds” have been running since June 1st.




(Find a cooling center near you.)

"We really start this in January," deputy recreation commissioner Leo Dignam said of the city's summer season. "But I would say we have about 75 percent of the lifeguards ready to go.” (CBS Philly)

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