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Some cities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Some cities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

As summer gets underway, the majority of public pools and splash pads across the region plan to open on schedule and charge the same rates as last year.

May 24, 2013 10:11 am Photos

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Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Owen Vernon, left, and Jay Durr work to make a trench to run a water line that will be used to power new lifts in the Hobart Community Pool. They are installing a lift in the small pool in the background, and one in the large pool, intending it to be in operation when the pool opens June 8.

May 24, 2013 12:15 am
Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

New lifeguards for the Munster Community Pool receive instructions before opening day next Friday.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Some municpalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Some municpalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Jessica Palm of Crown Point and her co-workers have a few more days to get Deep River Waterpark ready for customers. It was expected to open Friday, but cool temperatures have delayed the summer opening of the park.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Some municipalities hike pool fees to cover operational costs, ADA compliance

Doughnuts wait for customers at Deep River Waterpark Friday.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

Swimmers soak up the warm weather Sunday at the Munster Community Pool.

June 03, 2012 2:10 pm
Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

One-year-old Maksim Samoukovic holds his father Alex's hand as he wades into the water Sunday at the Munster Community Pool. Municipal officials in the region say pool budgets often break even — though rarely turn a profit. Officials in Munster, however, hit on a winning strategy a decade ag…

June 03, 2012 2:10 pm
Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

Staying afloat: Officials say community pools rarely turn profit but boost quality of life

Munster lifeguards for this swimming season — Audrey Bork 18, Megan Ray 18, and Lauren Bertossi 18 — look for their lifeguard uniforms during orientation last month in Munster. The town's pool generated a decent profit last year, bringing in nearly $45,000 after expenses.

May 23, 2012 7:51 pm

Hammond pools are opening June 18; passes on sale now

HAMMOND | The city's pools open on June 18 and pool passes are on sale now.

May 08, 2011 8:24 am
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