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Leaks keep local pool from opening on time

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

With a heat wave quickly approaching Kentucky, one community will not have its only outdoor pool.

"Everyday that the gates are not open we will be losing revenue," said Georgetown and Scott County Parks and Recreation Director Geri Remley.

Remley says this shouldn't have happened.

"Because it's a fairly new structure, we're still new enough to not really start experiencing something major, as an older pool might," Remley said.

Leaks have closed the city's six-year-old pool, keeping patrons out.

"Personally I do love the lazy rivers," said would-be pool goer Linda Keeton.

Keeton loves taking her grandkids to the pool.

"Just being able to stay wet and cool with the grandkids, it's a safe place. Again, it's not deep, it's great. A nice safe facility," said Keeton.

But she says she'll be taking them out of town if they want to cool off by a pool.
While officials can't point to a cause for the leaks, construction at the site of a new Kroger just a stones throw away from the aquatic center has been blamed for structural damage to nearby houses.
A Kroger representative says their engineers will be on hand tomorrow morning during a leak inspection and are working closely with the city and contractors on the issue.

A Kroger representative says they do intend on being good neighbors and they hate the inconvenience caused for the city.

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