Construction is underway to renovate Tempe's McClintock Pool, and the outdoor swimming pool, at 1830 E. Del Rio Drive, is scheduled to reopen to the public for swimming this summer, the city said on its website.
The pool's deep end is being made deeper to meet the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Quality requirements for diving. A new ADA-accessible entrance is being added and old equipment will be updated as well.
McClintock Pool was built in 1964 and hasn't been remodeled since 1996. It was closed to the public in 2010 when the economy wasn't faring so well. During this time, local high school students were still able to use the pool for physical education classes. Swim teams and area swim clubs also used the pool for practices and swim meets.
At special work session in 2015, the mayor and city council approved allocating funds to fix the pool and make it safe and more accessible to Tempe residents.
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