By: KDKA-TV News Staff
DORMONT, Pa. (KDKA) – A lifeguard shortage is pushing back the opening date of the Dormont Pool.READ MORE: Judge Asked To Order Arrest Of Witnesses In Triple Slaying Retrial Of Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Brother
The borough says while boosting pay to $15 an hour and enhancing recruitment efforts have gotten “positive results,” the pool still needs lifeguards and lifeguard supervisors.READ MORE: Man Sentenced For Ditching Getaway Car After 2014 Murder Of Witness In Pittsburgh Heroin Probe
The Dormont Pool was supposed to open this weekend, but now it won’t open until June 19. The borough says it’ll use the extra time to keep recruiting and train candidates.
If the pool can’t get enough lifeguards, the borough says it may have to add more daily closures or close certain sections of the pool and limit capacity. Right now the pool is already closed on Mondays.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Zoo And PPG Aquarium Offering One-Time Free Admission Pass To People Vaccinated At Their Clinic
The borough is offering free lifeguard training and certification. Applications have to be 15 years or older. You can apply online.