The hot weather brought out hundreds of people to Spokane city pools Tuesday, but some were upset to find the hours still aren't what they used to be.

Lynne Blissbach used to swim at Comstock pool when she was a teenager. She said she plans to be their often this summer but just wishes it was for longer stretches.

Last year, the hours were cut because of a reduced budget and because people weren't using the pools as much.


While hours vary slightly at different city pools, most are open between 1 and 4 p.m., then again from 6 to 8 p.m. Before the cuts, pools opened at noon and closed at 4, but they maintained their spilt schedule.

Coddington admits the shorter hours have created some back ups and long waits to get into pools.

City spokespeople said the hours are pretty well set for this year because of lifeguard schedules.

At the end of summer, city officials planned to take a look at the number of people using the pool and adjust the hours accordingly.