New Prospect High pool on schedule for fall opening

 
 
Updated 3/3/2016 5:09 PM
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  • One of five HVAC units for Prospect High School's new $13 million swimming pool is delivered to the job site in Mount Prospect Thursday afternoon. The heaviest unit weighs 15,000 pounds, and the total weight of the rooftop units is 47,000 pounds. The pool is expected to be completed in August.

      One of five HVAC units for Prospect High School's new $13 million swimming pool is delivered to the job site in Mount Prospect Thursday afternoon. The heaviest unit weighs 15,000 pounds, and the total weight of the rooftop units is 47,000 pounds. The pool is expected to be completed in August. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • One of five HVAC units for Prospect High School's new $13 million swimming pool is delivered to the job site in Mount Prospect Thursday afternoon. The heaviest unit weighs 15,000 pounds, and the total weight of the rooftop units is 47,000 pounds. The pool is expected to be completed in August.

      One of five HVAC units for Prospect High School's new $13 million swimming pool is delivered to the job site in Mount Prospect Thursday afternoon. The heaviest unit weighs 15,000 pounds, and the total weight of the rooftop units is 47,000 pounds. The pool is expected to be completed in August. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

Northwest Suburban High School District 214 officials say construction is on track for the new swimming pool at Prospect High School.

"Luckily it's been a good winter as far as construction goes, so we've been able to move things right along," said Ted Birren, director of operations for District 214.

On Thursday, large HVAC units were delivered to the job site, with the heaviest unit weighing 15,000 pounds. The rooftop units will control heat, air and humidity in the new $13 million swimming pool area, Birren said.

The Prospect High School pool is expected to be open for students by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Previously, Prospect, like two other District 214 schools, did not have a swimming pool.

"There's a big interest in this project from all the students and staff," Birren said.

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