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Mount Pleasant Residents Try to Cool Down at Pool

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Jon Battista, director at the Mount Pleasant Town Pool, believes that the heat this week has been just too much for residents.

"I think it's gotten to a point that it's just too hot for people to come out and they're staying inside and enjoying their air conditioning," Battista said.

Battista said that this week, with temperatures reaching the high 90s, the town pool has not been as populated as usual.

"The people that are here, they're definitely not sun bathing or sitting out, they're all in the pool," Battista said.

Cristina Sullivan, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, was at the Mount Pleasant Town Pool Thursday with her two children and seemed to be enjoying a day in the sun.

"We were at the library earlier where it was air conditioned and now we're at the pool and it's really hot but it's a great place to be" Sullivan said.

In order to ensure that her and her children stayed hydrated, Sullivan brought fruit and sports drinks for her children to enjoy while they were out of the pool.

Dan Malone, director of the village pool in Pleasantville, said the heat wave has been great for the pool.

"We've been really busy this past week with the heat and we really expect a big crowd on Friday and Saturday as the temperatures stay high and people get off for the weekend," Malone said.

However, Malone said that there was a spike in attendance in the late evening, which mostly is due to people not wanting to be in the heat.

"We'll see a big crowd come in around 5 or 6 o'clock once the sun starts to go down and it's not as hot," he said.

The Pleasantville and Mount Pleasant pools both advise all swimmers and residents to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, to wear sun screen at all times and be aware of possibly hot pavement outside of the pool.

"Some people think when they get out of the pool that they'll be fine because they're still wet, but that pool deck heats up real high in the sun and it could really hurt," said Malone.

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