Staff Photos: Jonathan Phillips
Above, Shawn Giles, right, and George Bujoreanu hang out before the start of their swim meet at Mountain Park Aquatic Center on Thursday. Both George and Shawn have undergone open heart surgery.
Parts of Alabama have been under a heat advisory since Friday.
Energy experts offer important tips on how to keep cool on a budget.
Swimming pools are an affordable way to keep cool and Water World is benefitting from the heat.
Around 1500 people visited the attraction on Saturday.
"Business has been busy. Lots of people are coming to cool off at Water World and this heat has brought out huge crowds,” says Kelly Carter, Operations Manager at Water World.
Another tip is to change your air filter once a month to reduce the strain on your air conditioning unit.
Experts say this simple step can reduce your utility bill by $63 a year.
For more energy saving tips visit the Alliance Save Energy at www.ase.org.