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Some Community Pools Closed for The Season

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Along with a functioning open-air, sun roof, Andy Bass says the Northwest Reno pool will be closed to add a few new features that are handicap accessible. "We're gonna put in a shower that is compliant, that is wheelchair accessible, as well as a couple of private stalls."

Across town, Tracey Domingues tells us the popular Alf Sorenson community pool in Sparks is under construction as well "..due to a renovation of the ceiling, the lighting and improved windows and improved doors."

And all these upgrade are happening right now during the busy summer season

"This was absolutely the best time to close it, 'cause we have other places to meet those needs."

Those other places are the city's outdoor pools that open as soon as it get hot enough. So classes, lessons and team practices have been relocated.   In Reno, they've been moved Idlewild Park. "Idlewild is by far our most popular pool and so it's always busy, but we were able to bring some of our programming down here to meet that need."

As for Sparks, most swimmers were moved to Deer Pool at Prater and Rock Boulevard. "The programs that we couldn't accommodate, there are the aqausize programs and they're at the Cascades of the Sierra which is a private company by Shaw Middle School."
Bass and Domingues both admit that all the outdoor pools will be extra crowded this summer, but say the renovations will breathe new life into the older pools.

"It was built in 1978. It has held up well, but it's time to get a new roof."

"We need another 20 year out of it, so it's time to do that."

Officials tell us they expect to have both the Northwest and Alf Sorenson pools re-opened in the fall. 

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