Cool temperatures leave local pools empty


Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI)- July is over and to add to that- it was the coolest July on record. Even August is ushering in unseasonably cool.

The park is full, dog walkers are out, and the train is making its rounds. But the pool is empty.

Officials tell us since it hasn’t been as hot as the last summer less people may be showing up to swim or play in the water. That could be the case for some businesses that are usually packed on hot summer days.

But for some, the cooler temperatures may actually work in their favor.

“It’s been a little slower than last year just because of colder temperatures but we still have a lot of loyal customers that come here. They know we’re open. We stay open one to ten Monday through Sunday,” said Tropical Sno Employee Allison Williams.

The Williams owns a snow cone stand here in Terre Haute. And as she says…

“As far as business, it’s been very nice. Last year there were a lot of busier days but it would be like one day is very busy and one day is very slow but this year it’s kind of a mixture so that’s been different. It can be slow but when it is have a rule ‘time to lean time to clean.’ Temperatures definitely control if people come or not. I mean they’ll still come regardless but obviously if it’s hot people will come, they want to come more,” she said.

Some of those loyal customers she mentioned may actually prefer the cooler temperatures. Like Catherine and her friends.

Catherine hasn’t been on her family’s boat as much this summer but prefers this classic summer treat when it isn’t as hot.

“My parents have a boat and we love going on the lake but the waters been pretty chilly. This one loves Tropical Snow. Her grandma just lives right over there in Edgewood so they just walk over here. She loves it, because it’s not as hot sitting out here so they don’t melt as fast,” she said.”

Whichever you prefer, there is no denying temperatures this July were definitely not your typical summer averages.


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