Hearst Castle’s Neptune Pool is now filled to the top with water permanently for the first time in years.
The pool was drained in 2014 after two major cracks and about 180 leaks were causing it to lose anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 gallons a day.
With construction complete, the filling of the pool began Tuesday.
The pool is three feet deep in the shallow end and 10 feet in the deep end. It’s 104 feet long and 58 feet wide and holds 345,000 gallons of water
It took about two days to fill up.
The years-long project came with a price tag of about $5,400,000.
Tours and visitor access is expected to resume in the pool area in the coming weeks.