Vandals Force Closure of Waterbury Pool

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Vandals struck at Fulton Park.

    On the hottest day of this heat wave, children were turned away from a pool in Waterbury because vandals poured paint in the water and caused other damage. 

    Fulton Park Pool in Waterbury might have to remain closed until Wednesday after vandals broke in overnight and tossed appliances, furniture, paint and medical supplies into the water.

    Because of the paint, the pool might remain closed until next Wednesday, officials said.

    Vandals also sprayed graffiti across the pool house. 

    Other pools across the city were at capacity today, as the temperature reached 97 degrees on the sixth day of the heat wave, so hundreds of children had to be turned away, a lifeguard said.