Just in time for what is expected to be a 100-degree day, the Chicago Park District announced that all 50 of its outdoor pools are now open.
The district opened 38 of its 50 pools on June 15 with a few others opening since then. The last two pools, closed for repairs to comply with the Illinois Swimming Facility Act, which increased safety requirements, were at Hamlin Park at 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., and Portage Park at 4100 N. Long Ave.
On Wednesday, the district all 50 outdoor pools, and its 26 of its indoor pools, are open, along with 130 parks with water spray features and 25 with water playgrounds.
The Chicago area is under a heat advisory, with high temperatures of 100-105 expected Thursday.
Illinois passed a law in October that required pools to have weaker suction systems. In addition to complying with the requirements, some of the park district pools were repainted and had their linings repaired or replaced.