The Long Beach City Council met on Tuesday evening and approved a contract with the Earl Corporation as the general contractor for construction of the new Myrtha temporary pool in the Belmont parking lot. In accordance with the requests for bids put out, the new, temporary pool will have to be completed by October 31st of this year.
Though it will only be an outdoor facility, and so will not fully replace its predecessor, this temporary pool should provide relief for the taxed Southern California pool infrastructure after the indoor poor at Belmont was deemed unsafe. The demolition and reconstruction of the old Belmont Pool is being handled in a separate bidding process. $4 million was budgeted for this outdoor pool.
Thanks to Lucy Johnson for contributing to this report, and to Katie Rowe for sharing her images of the murals around Belmont.