Monday, November 20th

With temperatures on the rise after a wet and cool June, the Hoffman Aquatic Center in Black River Falls opened its gates to the public.

It wasn’t weather that was holding back the community pool though, it was mechanical issues.

The pool usually opens earlier, but after city Parks and Recreation Director Steve Peterson was told the furnace went out in the pool heater, everything was pushed back until it was fixed.

Peterson said that regulations say a pool has to be 65 degrees to open and all their equipment and chemicals are designed to work at a specific temperature in the pool. Without the heater it was difficult to reach that temperature.

When everything finally came together for Hoffman, the decision was quickly made to open it and get people relief from the heat.