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Poway Community Pool Opens 5 Months Late

A favorite community cool-off spot in Poway is reopening after renovation delays kept it closed during one of the hottest summers in recent history.

NBC 7 recently reported the project was $600,000 over budget. The city of Poway, however, disputed that.

The amount approved for the project was $3.7861 million, according to the city. The money, however, has not all been spent but the total cost for the project is not yet available, city spokesman Rene Carmichael told NBC 7.

The Poway Community Swim Center closed in January so that work could begin. The tarp was originally slated to come off in mid-June but was delayed five months.

The city has planned a reopening for Nov. 15 with a preview day on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Project delays were blamed primarily on issues with removing the old pool, which was originally installed in 1988.

When doors finally open, the locker rooms will be brand new, there will be family restrooms and the pool will feature a splash pad for younger children.

To learn more about the center, go to the city of Poway's website.


Editor's Note: Figures previously used in this article about the project were incorrect. The article now reflects the information available through the city of Poway. We will update this story as more information becomes available. NBC 7 regrets the error. 

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