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Harrisburg plans to open Jackson Lick pool next week after a year without swimming

File photo of the Jackson Lick pool

It looks like Harrisburg residents can pull out those bathing suits after all.

The city announced on Friday that the Jackson Lick pool at 1201 N. 6th St. will open next week with a modified schedule.

The pool will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 2:30 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 6 p.m. During the midday break, staff will clean the pool and perform routine maintenance. Residents who leave the first session can return for the second session without additional costs.

According to the city, the pandemic and a shortage of certified lifeguards delayed the pool’s opening, which was originally supposed to happen in late June.

A maximum of 100 people will be allowed in the pool at a time, with entry on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Hall Manor pool will remain closed due to maintenance issues, the city said in a statement.

Both Harrisburg pools were closed last year due to the COVID pandemic.

Over the years, the city has tried to figure out a way to keep the 53-year-old pools open, patching and repairing where they could, but ultimately faced financial constraints.

The future of the pools is uncertain, but at least residents can enjoy some swimming to close out the summer.

For more information, visit the city’s website.

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