Swimmers at the McCambridge Park pool will have five additional weeks in which to splash around this year as city officials report above-average demand amid a prolonged heat wave.
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday officially approved extending the aquatic season at McCambridge through Oct. 15, five weeks past the original closing date of Sept. 9.
Extending the season will cost $45,943, said Judie Wilke, the city's new director of parks, recreation and community services.
The staffing cost of $29,523 will come from funds set aside for the swim season at Verdugo Park, where the pool has been closed this summer for a major renovation, Wilke said.
The operating and maintenance cost of $14,420 will be covered by carry-over funds from last fiscal year.
Wilke said extending the swim season will generate an additional $6,000.
The pool is a popular place during the summer, with a daily average of 174 swimmers using the pool during open recreation swim times, Wilke said. But during the recent heat wave, that average has risen to 203 swimmers.