WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A recent drop in temperatures has meant a major drop in business at the West Lafayette Municipal Pool.
"When we open up, we tend to have all these chairs under the shade structure filled up," said West Lafayette pool manager Andrew Merrell.
But with another day of cooler temperatures and rain in the forecast, it was a different story at the West Lafayette Municipal Pool Tuesday afternoon. Any where you looked, there were plenty of empty seats.
"I guess there have been more quiet days and more cool days," West Lafayette resident Kitti Carriker said.
"We've had some recent cold weather which has definitely made the pool colder," Merrell added. "It's a little bit less attractive as a thing to do at the end of the night when it's cold."
Merrell manages the West Lafayette pool and said compared to last year, they've seen several thousand less people come to the pool this season.
"This year we're down about 9,000 people compared to last year," Merrell said. "Last year was a little bit of a record breaking year with the heat."
But the upside for pool goers braving the chilly temperatures: no lines and plenty of open seats to choose from.
West Lafayette resident Kitti Carriker said regardless of the hand Mother Nature deals out, she's making her daily stop at the pool either way.
"I come no matter what," Carriker said. "I'm not really fast but I squeeze in somewhere and try not to miss. The only time I can't be in the pool is when it thunders, so unless I hear thunder I come up just to see what the chances are."
Regardless of what the weather looks like the next few weeks, the West Lafayette pool is still set to close on their original closing date of August 14th.
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