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The city of Dayton has reopened its largest indoor pool after shutting it down a year ago for repairs and upgrades.
The Dabney Pool at Dayton's Northwest Recreation Center closed in November 2017 for a $1.4 million renovation project. The pool reopened earlier this month.
Built in the late 1970s, Dabney Pool had age-related issues like leaks that were costing the city money.
Leaks are a problem because the pool needs to be refilled with water, which requires chemicals and treatment, said Lamonte Hall Jr., interim division manager of the Dayton Convention Center.
"The pool needed some work," said Hall, who previously was city's the recreation program coordinator.
The pool's lining, plumbing, gutters, ladders, railings and diving board have been replaced, officials say.
The pool's concrete deck, which was cracked and crumbling, has been replaced with a "rec-deck" that is textured, which makes it safer and easier to clean, Hall said.
Though the city removed the pool's high dive, it also made upgrades like adding a 10-foot climbing wall on the side of the pool. Other changes included: Addition of overhead LED lights, renovation of locker rooms and offering of aqua bikes for cycling exercises in the water.
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