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Cool Temps Impact Local Businesses

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Tuesday's high of 68 degrees in Davenport is having an impact on businesses depending on the summer heat.

Betsy Tubbs, Facilities Operations Manager for the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department says she had to close the city's three pools Tuesday because it was too cold.

"We close the facilities if it's 68 degrees or below," said Tubbs.

But not everyone is upset about this summer chill down.

"This is a fantastic day to be outside working," said Rich Stevens, youth leader for 'YouthWorks!'

On what is typically one of the hottest days of the year, volunteers from YouthWorks! barely broke a sweat laying new mulch on the Freight House playground after recent floods. Group leader, Rich Stevens says usually it's blazing hot.

"It would be, like, really hot and muggy and sweaty and gross. It's nice and cool," said Justin Gelpi, a 'YouthWorks!' volunteer.

"It's low probability of having heat stroke issues, no problems with keeping enough water, keeping the kids hydrated," said Stevens.

However, the cooler weather isn't making a splash at the pool.

Annie Wittenmeyer Pool, Dohse Pool, and Fejervary Aquatic Center were all closed Tuesday.

"I'll have 300 to 400 kids, family members here. That's actually a normal day. Busy day, I'll get upwards of 500, 600," said Tubbs. "My bottom line will not be pretty this year."

According to Tubbs, the pools will reopen once temperatures reach above the 68 degree threshold.


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