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Costco said Monday it would no longer sell its popular “Paddleboarders” pool, which is about a quarter-mile long and has a swimming pool and a yoga studio.
The popular outdoor pool at the chain’s stores and restaurants has long been popular with parents looking for an alternative to the large-format pools at other chains.
But the company said it needed to move quickly because of safety concerns and rising seas.
Costco has been criticized by some local governments for the size and location of its swimming pool.
It said Monday that while the company would continue to sell the pool, it no longer planned to add a new size.
Costcos spokeswoman Amy Pugh says the company has not been notified of any changes.
“We appreciate the continued interest and love for the Pool,” she said.
“The pool will remain available for our customers to use in any of our locations.”
The company said the paddleboarders pool was not being discontinued because of concerns about safety.
CostCo has been offering the pool at its stores and the pool and yoga studio at its restaurants for several years, according to its website.
The company does not have a pool for children under 13.