The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department officially launched its summer swim season Friday, opening 18 pools across the city.

Sierra Davenport works with the city, and said six additional city pools will stay closed this summer because of maintenance needs and a chronic budget shortfall.

“In 2009, we closed all but ten year-round pools," she said.

Over the past few years, the city has reopened a handful of pools with money from corporate and private donors.

Davenport said it costs up to $60,000 to open one pool for the months of June and July.

Day passes to the city’s pools cost $2 for adults and $1 for children.

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