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The sounds of summer are here, but looking around, not much else points to the warmer season.  

"There's been thunderstorms, there's been a tornado watch, we had to close the pool for the entire day," Head Lifeguard at Splash Landing Carter York says. 

Rocky weather and low attendance has become a pattern for what's normally a busy time.  

"We're lucky if we get maybe 10 or 15 kids here," York says, "Usually we have a couple hundred in here." 

It's great for the few eager swimmers taking advantage of an empty pool, but not so much for pool employees.  

"You can go wherever you want, no line," Odin McDonald says, "Usually there are huge lines for the diving board or drop off slide." 

"A lot of lifeguards are upset they're missing out on their hours, they're missing out on pay," York says, "We've had to send a lifeguards home when they don't want to go home because we don't need them." 

The low attendance and bad weather is cutting down on hours for lifeguards and concessions business too.

"This past week it's been a little slow because the weather hasn't been that great, compared to last year," Hungry Boy Deli Manager Lauren Anderson says, "It definitely cuts in and hurts the business when the weather isn't good." 

But with some sunshine today and a handful of swimmers, they're hoping business picks up and summer really kicks off soon.

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