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Public pools open for Memorial Day

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It's the unofficial start to summer, and everyone is searching for a place to soak in the sun. Memorial Day Weekend marked the opening of the Wet ‘N' Wild water park and many public pools around the Valley.

Reports of long lines, big crowds and bad traffic at Wet ‘N' Wild are what convinced Mark D'Orio to take his family to the pool at Whitney Ranch on Sunday for the holiday weekend. He and his family have plans to check out the park next weekend because they already have Gold Passes.

"We figure come [to the public pool], avoid the rush, have a lazy day and next weekend we'll hit it hard and heavy," said D'Orio.

The D'Orios are one of many families around the Valley diving in to public pools as they start opening for the summer. Jennifer Gordon said one of the draws for her family is the price of admission at the pools. Her family of eight spent the day by the water for less than $20.

Many public pools around the Valley are open for Memorial Day and on the weekends. When school lets out in June, the pools will open seven days a week.

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