Pool Renovations

Swimmers play during a hot summer day at Irvingdale Pool.

Lincoln's nine public pools won't open this weekend as expected after water temperatures measured Thursday were too cool for safe and comfortable swimming.

Water temperatures were below 61 degrees Thursday afternoon, so Parks and Recreation Department staff will assess conditions Tuesday and determine a new opening date for the season, according to a news release from the city. 

But the nine pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for residents to buy season passes, register for swimming and diving leagues and programs, and request pool rentals. 

Even after the pools open for swimming, the slides at Star City Shores won't be ready for use after staff discovered damage to the surfaces of both 3-year-old slides.

Winter freezing and thawing left the slides in need of repair before they can be used.

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Though repair materials have been ordered from the slides' Canadian manufacturer, their delivery date remained uncertain Friday because of customs processing.

While the slides are closed, daily admission fees will be reduced to match the rate of the Highlands and University Place Aquatic Centers. Season pass-holders will receive a discount at the concession stands.

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