Reedley's State Of The Art Swimming Complex: Pool Is Stainless Steel

Reedley High School's $7 million state of the art swimming complex will officially be unveiled Friday morning.{} The 50-meter Olympic sized competition pool is eight lanes wide and 6-feet-7-inches deep.{} What makes the pool one of a kind in the{}Valley is its made of stainless steel and not gunite.{}

Assistant Supt. John Quinto says it's more expensive but in the long run will save the district money.{} "A gunite pool comes with a one year warranty.{} Our{}pool will have a 15 year warranty.{} The gunite pool will have to be re-plastered in 7-8 years.{} We won't have to do that with a stainless steel pool."{}

Reedley High hasn't had a swimming pool for two years so members of the swimming team had to get up at 4 in the morning to travel to nearby Dinuba to use its' pool for practice.{} In November 2012 voters in the school district approved Measure K that provided the money to build the swimming complex.{} Some of the other features include{}canopied bleachers, a warm up pool, boys and girls locker rooms, classroom and a snack bar.

The aquatics complex will be the new home for Reedley High and neighboring Orange Cove High School.{}