It's been a busy summer so far at Harbour Pool.

Since reopening in early July, the pool has seen record attendance. Although they don't have a full picture of July's numbers yet, so far, the pool has seen an eight per cent increase in attendance over July of 2019.
"It's really exciting. We are seeing some really high numbers with our public swims. I think people are ready to get back into the community and back into doing things that they love to do with their kiddos," said Kayla Dow, aquatic operations supervisor.
The heatwave especially drew people in, as temperatures in Fort Saskatchewan reached nearly 40 C at the start of the month; Harbour Pool opened its doors to allow people to cool off in the air-conditioned front area.
Dow added that public swim is now open six days out of the week and Saturdays have been especially busy. At times, the pool has reached capacity, and people have had to wait their turn to go swim, although Dow added people usually wouldn't have to wait more than 20 minutes to get into the pool.
"Busy is good for us. We're happy to see people back."
The pool hopes to release its fall schedule soon, with plans to reopen the pool entirely. 

In honour of National Drowning Prevention Week, Harbour pool is also in the midst of a safety campaign to highlight the importance of keeping you and your loved ones safe on the water. Also, a reminder that if you need a lifejacket, you can pick up a lifejacket for free through the pools lifejacket loaner program.