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City pool is going to be more expensive

(Calexico will get its pool, but it is going to cost more)…A few million more.

The City of Calexico is partnering with the Calexico School District to construct the new Swimming Pool. The old public pool was damaged beyond rep[air by the 2010 earthquake. The project was originally estimated to cost $4.7 million. The latest numbers are much higher. Officials say the actual cost will be closer to $7 million. The project will include the pool, shower and locker areas and 3 classroom buildings. Right now, the total amount is not available, but officials are trying to bring in money from some city departments, including Parks and Recreation. Officials say groundbreaking could be held by the end of the year.