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Officials hope to open Garvin Park Pool before the end of the week

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Several heavy objects were thrown into the pool last week, damaging the liner and closing the pool for several days. Several heavy objects were thrown into the pool last week, damaging the liner and closing the pool for several days.
The pool was drained over the weekend so crews could make repairs to the liner. The pool was drained over the weekend so crews could make repairs to the liner.

Repairs have been made to Garvin Park Pool and officials hope to have it reopened by the end of this week. 

Because of last week's vandalism, the liner has been fixed and officials say a dent left in the diving area does not need to be repaired.

The pool is being refilled, and if the water tests okay, it should be ready by the weekend.

"This is just like the pool has been shut down for several months. We're opening it back up and keeping our fingers crossed that we'll get a good sample on Wednesday and get a good test result back on Friday. If that goes as planned, we'll open on Saturday," says Denise Johnson, the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation.

Officials say a surveillance system will be installed in Garvin Park to help prevent more costly vandalism. There is a reward to help catch whoever threw a table, chairs and other items in the pool.

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