Renderings show plans for a new aquatics center at Rowland High School. (HAND-IN RENDERING courtesy of Adolph Ziemba and Associates rcvd Jan. 2012.)

Rowland High School is looking for your input. It wants to build a new $2.5 million swimming pool. Rowland Unified will present the plans for the aquatic center on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the old high school pool.

The school board previewed the project at a recent meeting. Families will find a design for a striking center to replace the old pool that had to be closed for health and safety reasons.

"Last May, we discovered the pool was leaking 6,000 gallons of water a day," explained Vice Principal Bob Withers. "There was also seepage that lowered the water quality."

The district decided to close the aging pool immediately. It later learned the leakage had undermined the decking around the pool.


Rowland High Principal Mitch Brunyer stands in the closed pool. (Photo by Gina Ward, courtesy of Rowland Unified)

decks were in danger of collapsing," Withers recalled.

He noted the pool opened in 1964 and served nearly 100,000 swimmers every year.

"The high school pool was the only public pool in Rowland Heights. In the summer, it was being used from 6 in the morning to 10 at night," the administrator said.

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