The water is still a little cold, but that probably won't keep young swimmers out of the pool this weekend.

"We find the kids don't care. They get in anyway," said Patty Jacobs, co-owner of Lincolnway Swimming Pool and Sports Club Inc.

The pool, at 4321 Zimmerman Drive in West Manchester Township, is set to open at noon Saturday.

After a harsh winter, the pool's members are looking forward to a new season.

"They're ready for the pool to open, ready for the sun to come out, ready for warm weather," Jacobs said.

So are Lincolnway's owners.

Last summer wasn't a great one for the pool. There were too much rain and not enough heat.

"It was not our best season last year. We're hoping for hot, sunny weather every day," Jacobs said.

She may have to wait a few days.

The forecast: Saturday's forecast includes a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 71, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and 76, and Monday's high is 80. Most of next week will be in the low 80s, according to the weather service.

Local pools need some hot days to warm up, owners said.

"The last couple nights, temps went down to the 30s and 40s, and we lost some heat," said Kelly Templeton, owner of Wisehaven Swimming Pool at 2989 E. Prospect Road in Windsor Township.

And heat is what she wants.

A sunny, humid, 95-degree day is when the pool is busiest, she said.


"Our business is very dependent on the weather. Monday looks nice, so we'll probably have a good Memorial Day," Templeton said.

When they're not in the water, guests at Wisehaven can enjoy the new pickleball court and hand-dipped ice cream, she said.

Marguerite Turner is also looking forward to a "very hot" summer.

"The last couple summers have been terrible, not very warm, and pretty rainy," said the owner of Pine Ridge Swim & Tennis Club at 2454 Pleasant View Drive in Springettsbury Township.

Turner said she's pleased with this weekend's forecast, but she's really looking forward to hot and humid weather.

"If it's 99 degrees, it's packed here," she said.

But that's not the case at Green Valley Swimming Pool.

Owner Russ Jacobs said temperatures have to be a little lower to attract a crowd to the pool at 1725 Poplars Road in West Manchester Township.

"The low 90s are the best temps for us. If it's above that or stays hot a bunch of days in a row, people stay home in the air conditioning or go to the movies," he said.

Green Valley lost a lot of business last year to rain and colder temperatures, Jacobs said.

"It was our worst season in 22 years," he said.

The pool owner is hoping for a better summer and is buoyed by the forecast for the weekend and next week.

"They're calling for 85 degrees next week. Pools go up 3 degrees a day, so the water will warm up pretty quick," Jacobs said.

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