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Lompoc old pool demolition begins

Old Lompoc Pool
Keith Carls - KEYT
Demolition work begins

LOMPOC, Calif. -- Lompoc is saying goodbye to a big part of its recreational past with demolition work beginning today on the city's old municipal pool building on the corner of Ocean Avenue and C Street.

The 65 year old indoor pool was closed back in 2000 and has been an abandoned, dilapidated building sitting in front of Lompoc City Hall ever since.

The city considered remodeling and restoring the old pool building to make it earthquake safe and re-open it to the public but it was determined to be too costly and demolition became the building's ultimate fate.

The demolition of the old pool building is expected to take at least two months and will cost more than $470,000 to complete, the city using bank financing to complete the project.

Possible plans for the future use of the land where the old pool is located include an open green space with park benches and landscaping.

Lompoc's Aquatic Center on West College Avenue remains the city's only municipal pool.

Keith Carls

Keith Carls is a reporter at KCOY|KEYT|KKFX.