The Connors Memorial Pool is on track to reopen next summer with some much needed improvements.
The state-owned pool, which is currently undergoing major renovations after PCB contaminants were discovered at the site last year, will reopen next summer, according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesman S.J. Port.
The new pool will feature two or three racing lanes, a zero-depth entry area, a spray park and areas designated for small children, Port said. It will also have a lift to help handicapped swimmers into the pool, Port said.
The site will feature two new buildings, including an entrance and a separate maintenance facility, according to Port.
The western part of the site will be revamped as a street hockey facility, according to Port. Twelve additional parking spots will be added to that portion of the site, while five other spots will be in the front, two handicapped-accessible and two regular spots, Port said.
The pool will also have a feature unique to other state-owned pools, Port said.
“The pool will be completely self-sufficient and zero-energy, through its use of solar panels. First, such pool facility in the state,” she told Patch.