|The swim season starts early for 2012|
The City of Bridgepark opened the municipal pool early this year much to the approval of the opening day crowd. Simon Simpel, City Pool Manager, was not surprised to see the pool full of splashers on opening day. A free hot dog is given on day one, with paid attendance. With air temps in the low 50s, the pool heater was on max, to keep swimmers goose bumps at bay. Simpel, who has been pool manager for 22 years, told Channel 1 News, "It was so exciting to see the pool fill up so quickly. Our life guard almost panicked, but settled down after lunch."
The pool will be open daily from noon to midnight. Swimwear will be required this year and also will be available to rent. Channel 1 News will bring you updates as the season progresses.