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Fairfax Pool undergoing construction ahead of opener


Eau Claire (WQOW) - The sun is out, the weather is warming up, and it won't be long before it's time to hit the pool.  Despite the long winter, and renovations, Eau Claire's Fairfax Pool is scheduled to open in a few weeks.

The pool is currently undergoing a $1 million renovation. Included in it are a brand new mechanical building with pumps and filters to help provide cleaner water for swimmers. There are also two new family changing stations. Tuesday, crews were busy cleaning and getting things ready for the start of the season.

"Last year, we were able to drain that water on March 17th. This year, we drained it about four days ago, early May. So that kind of gives you an idea what we're up against. You're going to see some signs of construction, there are going to be some areas that were grass before that are going to be dirt that need time to be restored and things like that. But the pool will be operational," said Chad Duerkop of Eau Claire's Parks and Recreation Department.

The pool is scheduled to open on May 31st. Pool passes are on sale right now through the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department. 

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