The new Tietze Park pool opened June 1, and it closed for the season Sunday, along with all the city’s pools. It was open for only two and a half months.

Why would the City of Dallas debut a $3.5-million pool just to close it after 10 weeks? It’s still 100 degrees outside, after all.

The pool season coincides with school schedules. The city’s pools normally open after the last day of school and close before it starts again. This year, they were open June 1-Aug. 11.

Park Board members say that’s because most of the lifeguards are students. To get extended hours, the Park and Recreation Department would have to hire lifeguards who aren’t in school.

If you want pools open later in the year, here’s how to contact Park Board members.

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