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Thursday, June 25, 2009 | The results of the CERC can be interpreted in a very different way than what has been presented. For instance, the results show that those surveyed that visit the children’s pool more frequently prefer that the seals are removed. This is because the one percent increase in those who visit the children’s pool once a week equates to 2 to 3 more visits than those who visit only 1 or 2 times per month.

If we take the number of people surveyed of 504 and equate these percentages to just these two categories, we get 75 people twice a month = 150 visits and 10 people once a week = 40 visits for a total of 190 visits.

These same two categories if the seals are removed 70 people twice a month= 140 visits and 15 people once a week = 60 visits for a total of 200 visits.

Therefore, those who actually use the Children’s Pool will visit and utilize the Children’s Pool 10 more times if the seals are removed.

The larger group that says they might visit less than once a month are not frequent users and that category should be given less weight than those who use the resource on a regular basis. The reason this category probably has such a higher percentage is more than likely due to the fact that at least 44 percent of those surveyed were senior citizens.

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