Pool in Pahoa reopens after renovation

Image: County of Hawaii
Image: County of Hawaii

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A community aquatic center in Pahoa is again open to swimmers after a $1.5 million renovation.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Pahoa Community Aquatic Center reopened Monday in the community southeast of Hilo with roof-mounted solar panels that heat the pool water.

The center also has new circulation pumps and a variable-frequency drive motor designed to lower energy use and start-up time after an electrical outage

The pool had been closed since January.

Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. enlarged the equipment building to fit in the new pumps.

The company also repaired leaks to the pool basin, surge gutter and drain lines.

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