The lap pool at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center will reopen Monday, a month after it was closed for renovations, the city of Santa Fe said in a city news release.

The city closed the lap pool Nov. 1 to add new plaster for the facility’s leisure pool, repair the expansion gap — the space between the pool and the pool deck — and sandblast the tile surrounding the leisure pool.

“We are pleased to offer to our community members a wholesome, attractive recreational area,” Natatorium Manager Matt Cottle said in a news release. “The increased sustainability and longevity of our facility is of great importance to all.”

The city also replaced several motors that feed the pools’ recirculation systems, completed preventive maintenance on the facility’s boiler systems and installed new underwater LED lighting.

The leisure pool will reopen Dec. 27. The facilities therapy pool never closed during the project and will remain open.

The renovations cost the city about $179,000, according to city spokesman Dave Herndon.

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