Regina will spend $1.5M to fix Lawson pool problems
Many swimmers had complained about air quality issues
The City of Regina says it will spend $1.5 million to fix air quality problems at the Lawson Aquatic Centre.
Since last year, there have been complaints from swimmers and swim clubs over fumes at the Lawson, which is the largest indoor pool in the city.
The fix will include an ultraviolet water cleaning system, an improved air distribution system throughout the pool, a system to pump air out of the building and more pool drains.
The money will come out of city reserves and was not included in the 2014 budget released earlier this year.
Because of the renovations, there will be some temporary closures at the pool.
It's not known how this will affect the North America Indigneous Games, being held in Regina this summer and includes events at the Lawson.
Officials said the project is expected to the completed by this September.