Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saratogian, 9/26/07-"It's a beautiful hot day--open the pool!"

Once again it is 86 degrees, the skies are azure blue as it has been on so many days in June and September 2007. The Victoria Pool still surrounded with magnificent flowers sits empty with its crystal clear water and Saratogians must make do with other venues. What a shame that our tax dollars so hard fought and won to rehabilitate the Victoria Pool are being wasted with a closed Pool for only the chipmunks and squirrels to enjoy.

Louise J. Goldstein&Andrew M. Jennings, Co-Founders
Save the Victoria Pool Society

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You fail to mention the less than stellar weather we had in earlier September. I doubt ANYONE would have been at the pool a majority of those days. Again, you fail to grasp the bigger economics of this situation.

save the victoria pool society said...

Scores of people would have come to the pool if it was open which is why Memorial Day was always opening day.

Anonymous said...

You also failed to mention the pool temperature. With the air temperature dropping to the 50's, 40's and even 30's at night in the past couple of weeks, that crystal clear water of yours is proabably in the 60's.

save the victoria pool society said...

The pool water used to be MUCH colder all summer before the new filtration system was installed in 2004-5. Many people prefer it to be invigorating.

SilverLight said...

You people obviously never grow tired of being wrong. It would be absolutely ridiculous to have that pool open this month. It's September, it's now officially autumn, nobody except for your society is thinking about a swimming pool this time of year. The summer is over...move on

Anonymous said...

Yes, but regardless, the "scores" of people would have only come on the sunny, nice days, which were few and far between this month. The pool would NOT have earned enough money in revenue to pay the salaries of the hardworking employees you love so much!

save the victoria pool society said...

Victoria Pool has never been more popular which translates into dollars.

Anonymous said...

Thats not true. When its cold, people don't go swimming. Regardless of how many people KNOW about the pool, they wont go swimming if its 60 and rainy.

save the victoria pool society said...

we have carefully kept track of JUNE&SEPTEMBER weather and the pool would have made lots and lots of big money making day---check the weather records.

Anonymous said...

is that even English? You're getting flustered because you know that you are wrong. The weather has been poor. The pool would not have earned enough money to pay all the employees required to run the pool each day.

save the victoria pool society said...

You must not live in the Saratoga Springs area where the weather has been glorious.

Anonymous said...

Filtration systems do not heat the pool or make the water any warmer. The only thing that would do that is a heater... Once was the first to have one but now have no heater.. The pool could be open until October!

SilverLight said...

Open until October! Now you're just maxing out on total outrageousness! You're overdosing on it! The pool has no business being open in September let alone October heated or not.

Anonymous said...

What you people fail to realize is that all of the people that run the pool are high school and college students like me. I work at the pool and what you fail to realize Louise, is that our lives revolve around other things than the pool. WE have school work, our careers to work on and we like to have a social life that DOES NOT have to always take place at the VIC. And don't use the excuse that George can run the pool because he has enough things to worry about, he does not need you pestering him all of the time. You guys ought to be thankful for the fact that you still have the pool. So just be grateful for what you have and live with it. Besides if you do the numbers it actually wouldn't be feasible for the pool to stay open in september or open early in may-june.

save the victoria pool society said...

Sorry anonymous, when I was your age I was grateful to have a job and thought I was supposed to work hard every hr. I was lucky enough to get paid.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me! I am grateful for my job but I dislike it because of people like you who constantly like to pester the people, like me, Jorge and the life guards who DO work hard to make sure that people like you are pleased and happy. And it bothers us when you point out stupid things to fix around the pool when you know that it is over 70 years old. And one last question, what do you, and Andrew do for a living because I am really curious how you can afford to come to the pool almost everyday.

save the victoria pool society said...

what would you guess we do for a living?

hlcgtrr32 (anonymous) said...

Louise I honestly cannot picture a profession for you if any. Andrew I have seen in a suit and I am guessing he is in the realty buisness. And Stan, once again, no idea.

save the victoria pool society said...

Great! Andrew and I have several advanced degrees and work long and hard as full professionals helping others. Stanton can do almost anything well and has the best heart in the world as everyone who meets him can tell. I'm very happy about what you said, pretensiousness is not our game.

hlcgtrr32 said...

Well I try not to be too judgemental until I really know about someone. Then I only state what I know. See you next summer.