Lido operators basically satisfied with 2017 season

As the outdoor swimming period draws to a close at the end of this month, those who operate the lidos in the canton say they have been basically satisfied with this year’s season, thanks in no small way to a warm spring.
According to Pascal von Däniken (photograph) of the Seeweg lido in Cham, some 2,700 had gone there so far this year, an encouraging figure, despite the cold spells in July and August. One particularly good aspect this year was there were fewer algae in the lake than in the previous two years.
Luzia Henggeler, who runs the restaurant at the Unterägeri beach lido, mentioned how they not only benefited from a warm spring, but also from more visitors from nearby Oberägeri, where the bathing area has been closed for two seasons. Progress on the new Aegeribad pool complex there is being made, and is expected to open in autumn of 2018. Despite occasional periods of cold weather, both the lidos in Unterägeri and Cham have been able to report the third good year in succession.
As to Baar, Bruno Hoppler, who is responsible for matters pertaining to sport on the council there, said the summer season at the Lättich baths had been better than last year, with numbers up by some 500 in both pools. What has to be remembered here, of course, is that visitors can opt to swim in an indoor pool if the weather becomes inclement.
As to the city of Zug, Thomas Felber, who is responsible for sports facilities there, explained that, as only two of the seven lidos were supervised, it was not possible to say how many visitors they had had this season, not least because no admission charges were levied, either.
Over at Hünenberg, Manuela Vogt, who runs the snack bar at the lido there, said she had noticed how, this summer in particular, many locals had gone abroad rather than bathe in the lake.
Not that people should think because the temperatures are lower it is not a good time to go swimming any more. “Autumn months are particularly nice time to go swimming on Lakes Aegeri and Zug,” said Felber. “It may be colder, but at least there are fewer tiresome flies. There are many people who go swimming outdoors at all times of the year.”

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