EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – The East Palestine pool with its new splash pad brought in big crowds this summer, but the village is still facing a $20,433 deficit.
According to the Morning Journal, the deficit exists as a result of expenses to cover pool operations during the summer season, which runs from late May to early September.
Although the deficit is a concern, village officials are mainly optimistic about the pool operations following this year’s successful season.
The pool brought in $60,631 and spent $81,064, resulting in a deficit of $20,433.
The pool broke records for daily admission and season pass sales this summer.
Some money was also saved through decreasing the required number of lifeguards needed at the pool by roping off a portion when daily admission was low, according to Village Manager Village Manager Pete Monteleone.
He went on to say that the roughly $9,000 a year the park was losing through operating the concession stand went away this year after the village opted to lease it to a privately owned company.