Jones Pool closing two weeks early

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin swimming pool which was opened this year for the first time in two years has closed, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

Jason Arnold, the assistant director of Lufkin Parks and Recreation, said an unanticipated shortage of lifeguards has forced the department to close the pool early. It was originally scheduled to close on Aug. 25.

Limited lifeguards was why the pool was closed for all of 2012.

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