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San Angelo Pools

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

We have a municipal pool here in beautiful San Angelo Texas, which opens tomorrow for the season. The hours are 11am-6pm on Saturdays, 1-6pm on Sundays, and 1-7pm the rest of the week (for open swim, which is all I’d care about for Alex). The pool closes for the season on the 13th of August.  So, it’s open 10 weeks of the year.  In west Texas.  Where it got to 100 degrees in April.  Where we use the air conditioning well into October most years. WTF?

What do you expect for 3 bucks per day, right?  So, what about the local swim & racquet club? It costs over 500 bucks for membership the first year (400 the following years – what a bargain for you). Their pool opened today (a day earlier!), and stays open until the 4th of September (three more weeks!). For five hundred bucks, I want to be able to swim on Christmas freakin’ Day, folks. At least the swim club pool is open 10-9 five days a week, and 1-9 on Sunday (like many things in West Texas, it’s inexplicably closed on Mondays).

The only way to use a pool here for the period when someone would reasonably want a pool to beat the heat is to own your own.  I live in bizarro-world.


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May. 27th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
one of those "only in San Angelo" things....

Doesn't the YMCA have a pool?
May. 27th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Apparently they do, but they feel that posting the hours and dates would be too much helpful information to have on the web, so they keep it secret.
May. 27th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
bleh, well that sucks.....need to get the kids swimming lessons soon as I start making money
May. 27th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Swimming lessons are another fun thing. The municipal pool does them from 9am until half-past noon, during the week - never on weekends. Um, yeah. I work, so when do I take him to and fro, exactly?

The swim and racquet club promises flexible scheduling, but they had better, for five hundred bucks (plus whatever the lessons cost, cuz you know they won't be included).
May. 27th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
The only way to use a pool here for the period when someone would reasonably want a pool to beat the heat is to own your own. I live in bizarro-world. Or to be a pool mooch off of someone who's having one built!!

I will be living at my friends house the summer, no doubt.
May. 27th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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