CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the heat of summer, families come from all around Braxton County to the one and only Braxton Pool in Sutton. This year, there is a new manager, and with a new manager comes a few changes, but most things have remained the same.
Scott Mosely of Newville took on the duties of pool manager after Rob Pecora of Sutton retired after 13 years as manager. Mosely explained that Pecora had become sick the previous year and decided managing the pool was too much for him to handle this year.
"If I didn't step in as pool manager, the chances of the pool opening up were zero," Mosely said. "The pool is very vital to the community. It makes people feel good."
With every job people undertake, they discover new things. For Mosely, this job means getting to meet new people every day.
"I get to meet adults, I get to meet children, and it makes me feel good to see how happy they are," he said.
It also means making sure everything is working properly.
"I always want to have the water right all the time," Mosely said. "It is a constant struggle to make sure the water is right. I have to make sure there are enough chemicals in the water."
Not only is the pool a good place to swim and hang out with friends, it also provides jobs for many local teens. While kids are practicing their backstroke, Braxton County High School students are taking on responsibility as lifeguards.