Bernthal wanted to see how warm the pool water was at Hazelwood’s Aquatic Center and to see what people are doing at the facility to stay cool. He interviewed Jake Junghanel, the manager, and asked Jake how warm he thought the water would be. Jake said the water temperature was around 82º. When they checked the digital thermostats in the pump room, Jake was right on target with his answer. The thermostats indicated the water was exactly 82º.
They also talked about how cool it was when the facility first opened on May 25. It’s Hazelwood policy that the temperature must reach 75º before 3 p.m. for the pool to open. After 5 p.m., the pools will close if the temperature drops below 75º. Most kids don’t mind if they swim in cold or warm water. But to save these kids from themselves, Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division officials established this rule for both safety and health purposes.
Now that summer is finally kicking in and the temperatures are getting warmer, Hazelwood’s Aquatic Center should be open on a daily basis from Noon to 7 p.m. until Mon., Sept. 2. However, the facility is only open on Saturdays and Sundays when Hazelwood public schools are in session. Plus, White Birch Bay closes at 5 p.m. on the days when Hazelwood hosts a swim meet.