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Community pool closes with trophies locked inside

The Blue Dolphin Swim Club, a community pool in Cielo Vista, was forced to close it’s doors due to declining membership and maintenance costs.

“Maintenance was an issue because everything was community run, community based, so everything got paid for by the memberships and as memberships declined we weren’t able to maintain the pool”, said Pena.

Margarita Bravo was one of those volunteers who worked day in and day out to keep the community pool open. “We had to be here to open in the morning, to put chlorine, to put everything, it was a full time job”, said Bravo.

Declining memberships and maintenance costs finally caught up with Blue Dolphin last summer and the community was forced to close and sell the pool. It was auctioned off in such a hurry that the community trophies were left in the building and are now property of Nieman Interiors, the company who purchased the pool.

“Everything is in there. We told him if someone wanted the trophies if we could get them, he said yes, to just give him a call. We gave him a call, he never responded”, said Bravo.

KVIA has reached out to Nieman Interiors and they say that they have donated much of the pool equipment to Eastwood Heights Swimming Pool.

As for the trophies, Nieman Interiors says they are currently working to reunite the trophies with their rightful owners.

Nieman Interiors plans to demolish the old swim club.

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