Thursday, July 28, 2011

In the midst of "La Canicula", city closes Thomas pool

Appearing as a "special to the times", was a brief notice explaining the indefinite closing of the Thomas street swimming pool. The sweltering, dog days of summer is not to time to close any swimming pool. This is just another example of our city leader's ineptness.  Yes, it may need repair but you dont' shut it down indefinitely. The people who make these decisions are untouched by their actions. They draw excessive salaries and sit in air conditioned comfort at the taxpayers' expense while the kids who normally frequent the pool are left to deal with the scorching heat.

How does the multi-million dollar new baseball park help our youth? It doesn't, but it sure lines the pockets of out of town lobbyists who are so good at duping our hapless city leaders. I just had to throw the baseball park thing in there on top of the swimming pool fiasco. It's a nice juxtaposition that illustrates just how shortsigted and out of touch our so-called leaders are.

Here's what appeared on today's Laredo Morning Times

The City of Laredo Parks & Leisure Services Department’s aquatics division announced recently that the Thomas Pool is closed until further notice.

The pool, located at 510 Thomas Ave., has lost 6 inches of water and was losing water by the hour Tuesday.

Maintenance crews will be investigating the situation and hope to identify and resolve the problem as soon as possible.

For more information on the pool, call the aquatics division at 794-1765 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


  1. The summer is almost over. Can't they just patch it temporarily?

    My son enjoys swimming at the Three Points Pool. It's a simple pool with no slides or diving boards.

    Kids need an outlet to pass the time.


  2. ... and civic center closed too. City officials should have looked into both of these pools months in advance to have them open for the swimming public. Oh wait, they're too busy making sure the golf course and baseball field get built.