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By ELIZABETH LEWIS
Daily Press Staff Writer
As of last week, the Artesia Public Schools Natatorium has locked the doors and put “closed” signs on them. The signs say the pool is closed until further notice due to maintenance problems.
Although the signs are said to be temporary, many Artesians, including Luis Reyes, the supervisor of the Artesia Recreation Department, seem to be concerned. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
“We don’t know when it’s going to open back up,” said Reyes. “Without the pool, we lose money.”
Reyes said he usually rents the natatorium by the hour from the Artesia Public Schools so he can offer swim lessons through the City of Artesia Recreation Department.
Since it has not been decided how long the pool will be closed, Reyes does not know whether to push back the swimming lessons or cancel them altogether.