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Pool district increases revenues, reduces costs in 2012

February 15th, 2013 - 8:09am

(Port Angeles) -- William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles last year increased its usage, revenue and cut expenses despite being closed a good portion of the summer.

Pool district executive director Steve Burke says revenues were up over 2011, even though the pool had to shut down in June and July for a major overhaul. He says revenues grew by ten percent percent and expenses were cut by seven last year.

Burke attributes the growth to a continued outreach for programming. He says the pool has tried to accommodate a variety of programs and flexible hours in order to make it more convenient for people to use.

Burke says a series of major upgrades at the pool is lower the operating cost. Beginning this spring, the pool will change out its water and air-handling systems. Burke expects that will help lower the cost of heating and filtering the facility in half.

He also adds the new water treatment will be a salt-water system instead of using added chlorine to the water.

The pool celebrated its 50th year last year.

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