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Swimming pool safety reminders


Dakota Kuhns/Western Nebraska Observer

Youngsters cool off at the Kimball Swimming Pool during the opening week of Summer 2017.

As the pool wrapped up its first few days of Summer 2017 business, everyone was pretty busy. The first day open the facility recorded a total of 78 swimmers, though management was forced to close early when some swimmers forgot to shower before getting in the water.

"We really want to remind everyone the importance of showering before they get in the pool," manager Regan Hinton said.

Time at the lake, sunscreen and even laundry detergent can make the water cloudy if swimmers don't shower first, potentially making it unsafe.

On day two, the first full day of business, the pool recorded 109...

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