DOBBINS HEIGHTS — The clear water at the community pool sat undisturbed early Monday afternoon, despite a scheduled noon opening.
Town Commissioner Angeline David said the reason for the delay was that county officials had not yet been by to inspect the swimming pool. She said health inspectors told her they were running behind.
David said this is the first time in the pool’s nine-year operation that it hasn’t opened on time.
“I had promised the kids we’d be open today,” she said. “They want to get into the water, and we want them to get in.”
David said the town was running a little behind schedule after having to order a part for the pool, but that part had been installed and the pool was ready for inspection on Thursday.
She said the town usually tries to have the pool open when Richmond County Schools releases children for summer vacation.
David said the inspector came by around 3 p.m. to check it out the pool and it passed inspection.
Four children waiting to make a splash were allowed in following the inspection, David said.
David also said the admission price for adults will be $2, the same as for kids.
“Most of them come with their children and they want to get in,” she said.
The pool is scheduled to be open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
“We want the kids to enjoy themselves,” David said. “I’m gonna get in there this year and enjoy myself.”
Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-997-3111, ext. 16.