NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) — Get your cannonballs in now. New Haven’s Jury Pool will close for the season this Sunday.
After being closed for all of last year, Jury Pool has enjoyed a very successful season. Their attendance numbers have been really good as people are happy to be back outside. Despite the strong numbers, attendance declines as back-to-school season arrives.
This results in the pool losing money should it stay open. Class being back in session also leaves a shortage of lifeguards and staff members for the pool. There is not enough income generated to support the 20 individuals needed to operate the facility.
Kim Yoh, the Aquatics Director of the pool, says closing in early August has been the norm in recent years as numbers decline. “East Allen is our school where our pool is located, and so we usually have to take when their teachers and their staff are going back. And we found that people in the area are back on school mode about now. So after sports start and bedtimes and homework and things like that, our numbers actually dwindle. So this is probably the last four years that we’ve had to close in this early week or two of August.”
Yoh adds the pool has tried to stay open in the evenings and on weekends through Labor Day in the past. This was not successful as a result of a lack of income and workers.
The pool will be open daily from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM through Sunday. Jury Pool is a zero-depth entry facility, meaning visitors of all ages can swim. They also offer two slides, diving boards, and lap lanes. For more information, visit the Jury Pool’s website.