Gaunt Park Pool in Yellow Springs is scheduled to open on June 5 under new and strict safety standards to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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In the Miami Valley, swimming pools usually open on Memorial Day. But this year, communities with public pools have some tough decisions to make.

On Wednesday, Vandalia announced that it will not open its outdoor pool this summer.

The city says complying with coronavirus safety standards would be too expensive, and the Cassel Hills pool has been losing money for years.

Meanwhile, in Yellow Springs, some residents have signed a petition in hopes of stopping the village from opening its pool. They say it's too soon and too dangerous.

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