Ontario pool plans revealed tonight

The city of Ontario gave the indoor pool to the Ontario Recreation District last year for rehabilitation. (Malheur Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO - The new Ontario pool designs are in, and they range from $2.5 to $4.5 million. The three designs show Ontario will be getting a pool, but not necessarily an aquatic center.

“If our studies show that the community really wants a pool, that should be our main focus, not lockers, not front desks, not additional office space. It’s got to be the pool,” said Andrew Maeda, Ontario Recreation District director.

The district’s architecture firm finished three requested plans for consideration - a seasonal outdoor pool, with the option of adding a dome cover; a pool without the roof but with the existing pillars, with the option of adding a removable wall; and a pool with a roof . . .