By: KDKA-TV News Staff
DORMONT, Pa. (KDKA) – A lifeguard shortage is pushing back the opening date of the Dormont Pool.READ MORE: Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Missing Steller's Sea Eagle Enters Third Day
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: Toddler In Critical Condition After Being Taken To The Hospital With Gunshot Wound
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: West Virginia Ranked Last In The U.S. For Percentage Of Adults Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The borough is offering free lifeguard training and certification. Applications have to be 15 years or older. You can apply online.