The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday published a story on a new night pool mats sale, with the pool’s owner offering to buy back the mat and sell them to the public for $20.
The sale will run from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15.
The Houston Chronicle is not naming the pool owner in the story, which did not indicate when the sale would take place.
The sale, which is being offered for $2.50, is part of a larger initiative by Houston’s Metropolitan Water District to get people more active in the city’s water supply.
The pool’s mat has been used as a night mat at Katy for years, according to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, which manages the pool.
It’s the only one of the pools’ mat areas that is available to the general public.
The Metropolitan Water Development Authority said in a statement that the mats were purchased for the purpose of improving the quality of the water, adding that the pool was never designed to be used as an overnight pool.
It’s a “great idea for the future of the pool,” the agency said.
If the sale goes through, the mats will be made available to other pool owners in Houston.
The Katy Metropolitan Water Supply District did not immediately respond to a request for comment.