Employee and Chlorine Shortage Making Pool Season Difficult | 41 Action News

Cities and counties are getting their pools summer-ready, as many prepare to open up over Memorial Day weekend.

“Both of our facilities are opening this summer, which is a huge difference from last year.” Sean Keenan, City of Shawnee Aquatics Program Manager said.

The City of Shawnee is preparing its two public pools to open on Saturday. But, they have hit a snag.

“Typically we hire 150 individuals to run them. Again, we usually get a huge influx of applications starting in January. But we did not get that this year,” Keenan said. “Obviously it was a very uncertain time at that time as well. That and in addition to the fact we did not have full operating summer at all last summer. So, we didn’t give that retention.”



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