ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Despite the tight budget, it looks as if Albany city leaders will spend tens of thousands of dollars to operate a city pool this year.
The city tentatively put more than $72,000 back into the budget for the Carver Pool. The Recreation Department initially planned to close the pool because it's expensive and only about 20-kids a day use it.
The Department has filled and chlorinated the pool. They hope to have it open by next week, possibly as early as Sunday.
"It's a great place to go in the afternoon. We're encouraging kids to go to Carver Teen Center first in the morning. It is one of our summer lunch bag sites and there's a sports camp going on there and then turn around in the afternoon and come to the pool from 2 to 8," said Albany Recreation and Parks Director Suzanne Davis.
Recreation and Parks is just waiting now for health inspectors to give them the go ahead to open.
If all goes well, the pool will open four days a week through the end of July. It costs 25-cents to swim.
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