LIGHTING REPLACEMENT BEGINS NEXT WEEK AT LOMA VERDE POOL
The nearly 50 year-old Loma Verde Aquatic Center, located at 1420 Loma Lane in Chula Vista, will receive new underwater pool lighting beginning the week of January 21, 2019. Lighting replacement will include new energy efficient LED pool lamps which will consume less energy and produce a 500 watt output. Energy savings with the new lighting is estimated to be 70 percent. The pool lights at Loma Verde were last replaced in 2001.
Funding for the underwater pool lighting is provided by Measure P, the half-cent sales tax approved by Chula Vista voters in 2016 for infrastructure projects in the City. The work will be performed by the City’s Public Works Department at a cost of $54,000. The lighting project is one aspect of several future rehabilitation projects at Loma Verde Pool.
Loma Verde Aquatic Center, one of two City pools, offers a variety of year-round programming which includes swimming lessons, lap swim, recreational swim, and water exercise classes. It is also home to several high school swim teams, water polo teams, South Bay Aquatic swim club, Southern Water Polo club, and Soaring Minds Home School group. The pool has nearly 100,000 visitors each year.
Parkway Pool, located at 385 Park Way, will be open during the Loma Verde closure. Parkway will offer lap swim Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Loma Verde Pool reopens. The lighting replacement is expected to be complete in approximately three weeks.