Bad weather and the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool
and Spa Safety Act prevented a number of aquatic venues
from opening on time this season.
According to reports, lingering confusion over the
legislation and a lack of funding for required changes
resulted in a number of late openings at facilities such as
Baylor University’s new student center pool and
municipal pools in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Green
Bay, Wis.; and Pittsburg, Kan.
Opening late due to cold snaps or torrential rain were
the Williamstown (W. Va.) Health Lifestyle Swimming Pool;
Pawnee Plunge waterpark, Columbus, Ohio; and Crystal Falls,
Hot Springs, Ark.