Hot and bothered about the Victoria Pool

victoria pool

We can only dream.

It. Is. Hot. And it looks like it's going to be hot for a while. It's just the kind of weather best spent sipping a cool drink next to the Victoria Pool in Saratoga's Spa State Park.

But don't pack that beach towel, just yet. Both Victoria Pool and the Pearless Pool at the park don't open for another 18 days. Traditionally the pool schedules have dovetailed with summer vacation for the Saratoga School District. (That's June 28 through Labor Day this year.)

His Crankiness at i-Saratoga is steamed about this, and it's making waves with the folks at The Save the Victoria Pool Society, too. Their blog is on pool watch ("June 9, 95 degrees, still no pool"). But get this: there are people who think the pools being closed is a good thing. One commenter at the STVP blog went so far as to suggest there's no need for two pools.

Hothead. Obviously the heat has gotten to someone. Or, at least, he's never sipped a gin and tonic poolside at the Victoria.

(Thanks, Jessica!)

(Thanks for pic, Richard and Penny!)


Well, same with Albany public pools and Schenectady public pools...they don't open until late June...Shed some light onto that!

Seriously! For the past four days, I've been desperate for a dunk in the Lincoln Park pool. Alas, it remains empty, and as of last week, the City's website is not reporting an opening date.

Has anybody heard anything about this?

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