Good news for those wanting to cool off this summer by the way of public swimming pools in Macomb and Oakland County. Starting this Monday, June 8th, public pools will be reopening.

According to Fox 2 Detroit, following a lift of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Stay Home order, Michigan's most populated county will rescind its emergency health order that closed public swimming pools indefinitely.

Of course, the opening of public pools will also mean certain restrictions including capacity restrictions. Also, the reopening of public pools does not include indoor pools.

Before you get too excited and start making plans with the family, there is another catch. The rule does not apply to the two waterparks in the county, which we told you about last month. Those pools will remain closed for the rest of 2020. That order affects Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights and Waterford Oak Waterpark in Waterford.

Personally, if I'm going to go to a public pool, it's going to be one of the waterparks I just mentioned. Although you won't find me at either during a pandemic, that's one of the last places I'd go.

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Your best bet this summer is to find a friend that has a swimming pool or that lives on a lake. That's why you'll find me at Maggie Meadows a lot this summer. No, she doesn't have a pool but she definitely lives on a lake.