Pools hoping for good weather to avoid another dive

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — Area pools are ready for a swim, but trying not to take a dive like last year’s revenue figures.

“All pools regionally suffered last year due to the weather and we are a weather driven facility,” says Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center Manager Cathi Spaugy.

We dug into the numbers of what last season’s bad weather cost three major area pools.

Huber Heights saw the biggest dip in revenue, a difference of more than $263,000, Miamisburg fell off by about $51,000 and West Carrollton had revenue drop by more than $40,000.

Less money brought in means less going back to taxpayers.

As pools like Miamisburg’s Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center are making their final preparations for another season, already the outlook is sunnier.

“If it’s a really nice weekend it’ll start our season off with a bang and that’s what we’re looking for,” Spaugy says.

But Spaugy says they’re not just depending on the nice weather to increase attendance.

“We’ve added some new things here as far as some new sand play features some new items in the concession stand,” Spaugy says. “Some different things that hopefully will bring people back who were scared away by the weather last season.

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