With some good weather left the City pools are closed. In part it's because finding lifeguards for seasonal work is difficult given the pay offered and the training required. Add that many guards head to college and keeping pools open later is a challenge.
Also, summer can wrap up quickly leaving empty pools when people have lost interest in swimming.
Pay for a lifeguard should be better. It's a highly responsible job.
This also raises the issue of a third pool and if you can't staff two, why do you need three ? And at what cost ?
The Times raises an interesting suggestion about cutting a deal with the Y to employ some of their people at the edges of the season.