Travis County officials have now identified the pools that have had West Nile virus activity. Test results showed that the majority of the afflicted pools are in the 78704 zip code.
Another person succumbed to the West Nile virus last week in Travis County, raising the death toll in the area to two. Officials have said that this outbreak is the worst that the state of Texas has seen in years.
The county has detected 108 pools that have seen activity from mosquitoes that carry West Nile. These pools are spread across 28 zip codes in the Austin area.
The key to avoiding infected mosquitoes is to make sure to drain all standing water to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding. Officials are urging homeowners to drain any standing water that they may have.
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The city of San Angelo hosted a grand opening for a swimming pool that has been closed for two years for renovations.
The new pool was unveiled on Saturday after $3.2 million of modifications, although it has technically been opened since Memorial Day. This has been the pool’s first major renovations since 1938 and city officials are hoping that they will help make the city more fun and ‘desirable.’
The pool goes to 4 feet deep, but many are excited about the addition of water slides. Although, the pool has opened, city officials continue to make arrangements and are hoping to add a lazy river and tanning area.
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The city of Phoenix has announced that due to extra money in their budget, they will be extending the summer hours at nine pools.
On weekends through Sept. 3, nine pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for children. Also, the pools will offer classes, such as swim lessons and water aerobics, throughout the summer. Other pools that will not remain open until Labor Day will close July 29.
While public pools are a wonderful resource, there is something truly special about having a pool in your own backyard. If you or a loved one is interested in having a swimming pool installed , contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools to discuss the benefits of a custom pool.
Swimming pools not only offer a great place to cool down and relax, but they also offer a place to exercise and relieve stress.
If you have limited space in your backyard, you should be aware that there are alternatives available to allow for aquatic entertainment. Hot tubs and lap pools, for example, offer many of the benefits granted by a swimming pool.
Swimming is a low impact fitness regime that can help you stay in shape and cause you little pain. Many retired athletes have issues with their hips, back, or knees and are able to remain fit by utilizing a lap pool.
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Cities in the state of Texas have now opened up their pools in order to help residents in the city cool off. The city of Lubbock opened four swimming pools since the temperatures have hit over 100 degrees.
Lubbock Parks and Recreation opened four swimming pools for a summer schedule. Most of the pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Along with the opening of pools comes with the the beginning of swim lessons for young children. The pool temperature will be around 67 degrees and is a great way to keep your kids cool and active during the summer months.
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The deadline for the Americans with Disabilities Act guideline enforcement for lifts to be installed into public pools has now been pushed back until January 31.
Hotel managers and other public pool operators have been given more time in order to install the pool lifts because manufacturers of these lifts have a backlog on the number created because they have never had to make this many before.
The original deadline for the installation of these lifts was supposed to be March 15, but this was then pushed back until this past Monday and has now been pushed back even further.
The reason that the wheelchair lifts must be installed is because standards of the Americans With Disabilities Act states that “the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools and spas.”
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