Garfield Pool in the Mission District is also set to receive upgrades. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Swimming pool renovations begin in Balboa Park

A series of public swimming pool renovations began in San Francisco on Monday, when the Recreation and Park Department announced that it started the $10.7 million renovation of a public pool in Balboa Park.

The renovation of Balboa Pool, on Havelock Street off San Jose and Ocean avenues, includes changes to the pool building and the addition of a community room, according to a news release from the department.

The renovations, which are funded by a voter bond from 2012 and a housing grant from the state, are expected to be complete by next fall. Balboa Pool is the first of three pools to be renovated in the coming years.

When remodeling in Balboa Park is over, the department plans to renovate Garfield Pool in the Mission District for $11 million and Rossi Pool in the Inner Richmond for $8.2 million.

Supervisor John Avalos, whose district includes Balboa Park, said the pool “most certainly is in need of upgrades.”

“We look forward to celebrating the newly improved Balboa Pool,” he said in a statement.

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