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Published August 19, 2013, 09:19 AM

Sunday marks summer swan song for Fargo Pools

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's about that time to pack away the swim suits and start packing the lunch box. Sunday ended the pool season schedule for Fargo Parks and the Summer hot spots are now closed.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's about that time to pack away the swim suits and start packing the lunch box. Sunday ended the pool season schedule for Fargo Parks and the Summer hot spots are now closed.

The smell of sunscreen and favorite summer treats filled the air here at Davies pool, as people took their last dip of the summer.

Joe Kostcke – Going to Miss the Pool: “It's a good place to be, it's really fun.”

Shanley Sophomore Joe Kostcke hasn't missed a day at the pool this summer. When he's not climbing the rock wall, he's climbing the stairs to rush down the adrenalin pumping slide.

Joe Kostcke: “I come back because of the slides. They're the one great thing that attracts me all of the time.”

It's bitter sweet for Kostcke to say goodbye to his summer hang out , but he says it couldn't have fallen on a better day.

Joe Kostcke: “This is one of the better days here, usually it's worse wind, it's cold, but this is one of the best days to be here.”

It's not just the water lovers who are sad saying goodbye to summer , but the people who call this place their second home for three months.

Marshall Reopelle – Lifeguard: ”It's something to do, you know, obviously you get paid for it, the people are really awesome, you know, the atmosphere.”

This is Marshall Reopelle's second year as a lifeguard. He says there are many perks to the job.

Marshall Reopelle: “I like getting a tan and, you know, it's just nice to be outside with everybody.”

But besides getting a summer glow, he'll miss the people and friends he's made along the way.

Marshall Reopelle: “I love the people here I work with, and they're all my friends.”

Both Kostcke and Reopelle say it's hard to say goodbye to long nights and late mornings, but they're glad they spent today having a last splash of summer fun until next year.

Joe Kostcke: “I know that come next summer it will be open again and I'll have more fun here.”

There was a line out the door before the pool opened Sunday afternoon.

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