Work is underway now that permits have been OKed
With City of Seal Beach and Orange County Health Care Agency approvals in place, work on the pool has begun in earnest.
As of July 27, pool excavation was 80 percent complete with the job expected to be completed by the end of the week. Workers have begun plumbing and electrical trenching. Locker rooms have been prepped for slab pouring, and laying the plumbing pipes will soon be underway.
The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastropic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility. The project that started as a simple remodel soon morphed into a full-blown reconstruction in the name of safety. The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement and other facets of the job.
The facility will boast a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize potential.