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Kids families find break from heChase Park community pool Monday June 18 2012 Chicago. | Chandler West~Sun-Times

Kids and families find a break from the heat at the Chase Park community pool on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Chicago. | Chandler West~Sun-Times

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Updated: July 26, 2012 6:18AM



Six Chicago Park District outdoor swimming pools throughout the city opened Sunday after being closed for repairs.

According to the park district, the following outdoor swimming pools opened after they met state standards: Abbott Park, 49 W. 95th St.; Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.; Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St.; Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma ; Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk; Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

The district opened 38 of its 50 outdoor pools on June 15 with a few others opening since then. Two pools opened Saturday: at Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th St., and River Park, 5100 N. Francisco.

Two pools are still closed for repairs to comply with the Illinois Swimming Facility Act, which increased safety requirements.

Illinois passed a law in October that required pools to have weaker suction systems.

Some other pools are also being repainted and having their linings repaired or replaced.

The last two pools the park district expects to open this week are Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne, and Portage Park, 4100 N. Long.

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