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Du Quoin pool repairs expected to cost around $350K

This picture was taken May 7, 2015 This picture was taken May 7, 2015
DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

Summer time is coming to an end, but Du Quoin, Illinois city leaders are keeping an eye on its pool.

The city is trying to move forward in fixing the pool long term.

Interim finance director, Chuck Novak, said renovations could cost between $350,000 and $450,000.

Three walls of the pool have to be rebuilt, while the entire pool has to be replastered due to leaks in the past.

Novak said with these repairs, the pool should last about 15 years, giving the city time to think of a long term plan for the pool.

The city plans on paying a third of the costs and is asking the school district for help through its half-cent sales tax.

Novak said the Swimming Indians, who use the pool quite often, are also starting a capital campaign, hoping to help with costs as well.

City leaders are hoping to start construction next spring.

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