Your Stories Question:
Why are the outdoor pools in the city of Syracuse closing for the season? Answer:
The city’s aquatic director says the eight pools are primarily staffed with college students during the summer months and the end of August marks the return of many of those students to school.
In addition, the end of the outdoor pool season in Syracuse coincides with the start of the New York State Fair. The Fair claims many of the remaining pool staffers and the attention of many Central New Yorkers.
The city says its pools become fairly expensive to operate when there are only 10 to 15 people showing up in a seven-hour day. If you have a question for the Your Stories team , call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.