Last Week Open: Cuesta College pool to close for remodeling

Posted at 10:42 AM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 13:42:13-04

The pool at Cuesta College hosted a free swim Saturday, ahead of their anticipated closure for a major remodel in May. 

The Aquatic Center Complex is closing as a part of a scheduled Measure L Bond project. 

Two of the existing pools will be replaced with a 50-meter competition sized pool and a 25-yard teaching pool. Currently the bigger pool is the right size to be an Olympic pool, but certain restrictions are holding the center back. 

A new draining system, starting blocks and diving board will be updated and installed. Plus, a new restroom will be added to the enclosed area. 

All the upgrades will also coincide with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

"Our pool has  had a great long life," said Sarah Hawkins, with the Aquatic Center Complex. "We’ve been here for over 40 years and it’s really outlived its usefulness and it’s time to put in a brand new facility."

The pool’s last day open is Thursday, May 3. The new facility is expected to be completed in fall 2019.