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The pool needs a heater

The pool needs a heater

Every year while we’re in the winter season, our young child swims for the county swim team. But they regularly have practices and meets at the YMCA where there is a heated pool. The heated pool is a fantastic location for our child to swim, especially when there is so much ice and snow on the ground. Before this YMCA opened, it was simply too chilly to swim while in the winter; plus my child could not swim on an intramural team either because we did not have an indoor heated pool close to our home. So when the YMCA finally opened a few years ago, the three of us all joined just for the heated pool. My young child has swim meets every Monday, and this last Monday was a crazy debacle. The outdoor temperatures were in the lows 20s with snow and ice. I almost stayed in the comfort of our home because of fear over the dangerous roads. When my son and I arrived to the YMCA, parents were gathered in the front lobby and were not happy. They were all complaining about the non-functioning heater… Apparently the gas furnace wasn’t working in the pool area at all. Even though the pool was heated to comfortably warm 90 degrees, the temperatures inside the room were only an abysmal 56. The kids could not function with temperatures that low… Some parents were already complaining loudly about the gas furnace problem. I did not want to make things worse at all. I asked an acquaintance if the gas furnace would be fixed before the day’s meet, and they replied with absolutely not. At that point, I decided to take my young child home. I did not want to leave the warm house in the first location, so this broken gas furnace was the perfect reason to get up and leave. When my son saw his acquaintance leaving too, he did not even protest. Both of us went to closest diner for waffles and pancakes instead.

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