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Summer is officially over â€“ at least as far as the St. Marys Community Pool is concerned. The pool officially closed for the year on Sunday evening, ending a summer season that did not got exactly as hoped, at least in terms of the weather.
Sitting at one of the picnic tables in the pool's snack bar area just after 2 p.m., outgoing pool manager Greg Snelick watched as only a handful of people enjoyed an afternoon at the pool for the final time this summer.
"I expected more, especially since it would be the last day, but again it's a typical summer day here this summer: it's cloudy and looks like it's almost going to rain again," Snelick said.
The weather was a major factor in pool attendance this summer. Not only did it play a role in the number of memberships sold overall, but it also impacted the number of people who purchased admission to the facility on a daily basis.