Heat wave brings big crowds to local pools


PUBLIC POOLS BUSY THIS WEEKEND. SOME BROUGHT IN EXTRA STAFF – TO ENSURE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE IN THE HOT WEATHER.2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW HAS CONTINUING COVERAGE – AFTER CHECKING IN WITH A POOL IN WEST CARROLLTON. KRISTEN:ADAM – THE WILSON PARK POOL IN WEST CARROLLTON HAS HAD EXTRA LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS – DUE TO THE SPIKE IN VISITORS. THE MANAGER THERE TELLS ME THEY’RE TRAINED TO SPOT SIGNS – OF SOMEONE STRUGGLING IN THE HEAT. (SOUND OF SPLASH/WHISLTE)THE WILSON PARK POOL IN WEST CARROLLTON HAS BEEN CROWDED – WITH KIDS LOOKING TO COOL OFF. PAYTON AND MCKENZIE – VISITING POOL: “IT’S REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HOT.” “BECAUSE IT’S A HUNDRED DEGREES OUT, AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO DRINK A BOTTLE OF WATER.”POOL MANAGER DAN POLSTON SAYS THIS HEAT WAVE – HAS BROUGHT THE BIGGEST CROWDS SO FAR THIS SEASON.DAN POLSTON – POOL MANAGER: “IT’S MADE US A LITTLE BIT BUSIER. ABOUT 20 PERCENT MORE CUSTOMERS.” POLSTON SAYS HIS TEAM HAD TO BRING IN MORE FOOD FOR THE CONCESSION STAND – AND EXTRA STAFF TO WORK DURING THE HEAT WAVE – INCLUDING ADDITIONAL LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. HE SAYS THEY KEEP AN EYE OUT – FOR POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES.DAN POLSTON: “ONE THING WE LOOK FOR IS ESPECIALLY IN THE WATER WHEN SOMEONE’S GETTING TIRED, THEY KIND OF LOOK FOR HEAD LOWER IN THE WATER, ONE OF THOSE KIND OF THINGS. AND PEOPLE THAT ARE KIND OF LETHARGIC WHEN THEY’RE WALKING OR LAYING IN THE GRASS.” POLSTON SAYS FORTUNATELY – VISITORS TO HIS POOL HAVE STAYED SAFE AND HAVE NOT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION DUE TO THE HEAT THIS TIME AROUND. HE SAYS HIS POOL ALWAYS HAS FREE CUPS OF WATER AVAILABLE – AND IF YOU’LL BE OUTSIDE DURING THESE HOT TEMPERATURES – HE AND MANY VISITORS AGREE IT’S IMPORTANT TO STAY HYDRATED.MCKENZIE – VISITING POOL: “BECAUSE IT’S REALLY HOT AND YOU COULD PASS OUT.” KRISTEN:WE’VE REACHED OUT TO HEALTH CARE OFFICIALS – TO SEE IF THE HEAT WAVE SENT MANY PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.WE’LL BRING YOU THAT INFORMATION – AS SOON AS IT COMES IN – ON AIR AND ONLINE AT W-D-T-N DOT COM.KRISTEN ESKOW, 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. ADAM:DOWNLOAD THE STORM TEAM 2 WEATHER APP RIGHT NOW TO BEAT THE HEAT.THE APP PROVIDES HOUR-BY-HOUR FORECASTS PLUS

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