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People say the pool is the place to be on days like these

By Will Lewis, Reporter, WLewis@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 15 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2013 04:35:18 AM CDT

This is a week you just have to do what you have to do to keep cool.

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. -

Eat some ice cream, stay in the AC, or find a pool. This is a week you just have to do what you have to do to keep cool.

Day-time highs are in the mid-90s, and some people are planning to stay close to the pool all week.

At the Bethlehem Township Community Center, people kept cool by splashing around in the pool.

The pool employees say they've been busy since Sunday afternoon.

"A lot of people are staying a long time," said Zach Doll, aquatics director at the pool. "They're coming in at 1:00, they're not leaving until 7:00 or 8:00. Usually our pools empty out around 6:00."

For some, staying cool meant sitting under an umbrella in the shade.

And for others, they had to try something they've not done before.

"I even went on slide," said Edward Frank, who is visiting from Atlanta. "That fabulous slide, I mean you go faster and faster and faster."

While a lot of people came out to the pool to beat the heat,there were some that were brave and hit the jogging and walking trail.

"You just have to keep moving no matter what the temperature is," said Bethlehem Township resident Joe Ruane. "Trying to lose a couple of pounds, it's a great day to do it."

Even those working out say eventually they will end up at the pool.

As for those already in the water, "Tomorrow we go to a state park with a lake, and then every other day we'll be here," said Frank.

"We are definitely pretty busy right now," added Doll.

And they probably will be until Mother Nature decides to turn down the heat.