New hours for PALS indoor pools

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Beaufort County is making changes to the hours of operation at two of its three Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) indoor pools in the Beaufort area beginning Monday, February 16, 2015. Operations will be reduced 12 hours a week at the Beaufort location and by 25 hours a week at the Burton location. Hours of operation will remain the same for the Bluffton location. The changes were sought to make more efficient use of county staffing and because turnout at the Beaufort pools is usually low from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The change of hours is expected to reduce the cost of current pool operations by more than $56,000 annually and will not affect the Beaufort County School District’s swim program at the pools.

“Based on our study of pool usage, we feel like the impact to our patrons will be minimal”, said PALS Director Scott Marshall. “The few hours per week that have been trimmed from the schedule will yield a significant operational cost difference over the course of a year.”

The new hours for the Beaufort and Battery Creek Indoor Pools will be as follows:

Beaufort Indoor Pool
35 Youmans Drive, Beaufort
Mon., Wed. and Fri.—6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.—12 noon to 8 p.m.
Sat.—7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun.—Closed

Battery Creek Indoor Pool
1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Burton
Mon., Wed. and Fri.—12 noon to 8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.—6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat.—7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun.—Closed