Aquatic center closer to reopening to public

HARLINGEN — The second restoration of the pool at the LonC.HillAquaticCenter should be finished soon and the facility re-opened to the public in time for the upcoming swimming season.

The project was budgeted for $217,000, and funded via community development block grants.

The pool, originally built in the 1950s, previously was renovated in the 1960s.

“New filters, new pump, brand new skimmers, brand new plumbing line, everything is brand new,” said Jeff Lyssy, superintendent of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We’ve really revitalized this pool to where it’ll be almost like a brand new structure.

“Of course we did some tile work, we did not re-plaster the pool, it stayed the same. However it did receive new tile around the pool … It looks brand new.”

For the rest of this story and many other EXTRAS, go to our premium site,

Subscribe to it for only $6.99 per month or purchase a print subscription and receive the online version free, which includes an electronic version of the full newspaper and extra photo galleries, links and other information you can’t find anywhere else.