Cooler breezy weather has meant fewer crowds at local pools, but that's about to change with this week's scorching hot forecast.
"Warm weather is what we're looking for," said Russ Jacobs, owner of Green Valley Swimming Pool and Sports Club, Inc. 1725 Poplars Road, York. "That's what everybody is looking for."
Swimming is the main attraction at Green Valley, which not only has a water park and water slide but sports, a playground and picnic tables too.
"We've been busy when the weather's been nice, but the cooler weather has been taking a toll," Jacobs said.
By the middle of the week, that shouldn't be a problem.
The forecast: Tuesday's temperatures are expected to hit the mid-80s, with sunny, hazy skies and high humidity, said Craig Evanego, meteorologist with National Weather Service.
Then things really heat up, with a forecasted high of 96 on Wednesday and 97 on Thursday. Oh, and the humidity will stick around, too, Evanego said.
The average temperature for this week in June is a high in the low 80s and a low in the low 60s.
"A ridge of high pressure building over the eastern United States is going to bring some of the hottest weather we've seen this year," Evanego said. "Wednesday and Thursday will definitely be above normal."
Friday will cool down slightly with temperatures dropping to the upper 80s. The weekend will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s, he said.
Back at the pool: At Green Valley swimmers looking for solitude should visit the pool when it opens at 11 a.m., said Jacobs. The peak hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. and into the evening as families come for dinner and a swim after work.
On Tuesday and Friday evenings instead of closing at 8 p.m., the pool is open until 10 p.m. for a moonlight swim and music provided by a D.J.
Jacobs has owned the pool for 20 years and said the customers have become like a family to him after awhile.
"You see them year after year and watch the kids grow up," said Jacobs. "It's pretty special."
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