YWCA pool will open again thanks to 7 Valley companies

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Thanks to seven Valley companies, the swimming pool at one particular YWCA in Phoenix won’t be out of commission for very long.

Built in 1986, the pool at the downtown Phoenix YWCA was in desperate need of resurfacing. The county was going to shut down the pool for bad plaster and failure to comply with new safety regulations. The pool is a beloved community area and also utilized by the YMCA and North High School for several activities like swim practice and swim classes.

The YWCA is one of the oldest and most influential women's organizations in the world. Due to the economy and the hardship it has placed on so many, the YWCA sis not have the funds to complete the project in time to save the pool from closing.

Dane Palmero, an associate at Natural Reflections Pools and Spas, heard about the YWCA’s hardship and was inspired to help out. He brought together various companies to donate  a massive renovation project to the YWCA.

Next Monday and Tuesday, seven companies will come together to cover 100 percent of the $24,000 in work needed to give the pool an upgrade and its needed work.

In addition to Natural Reflections Pools and Spas, Cal Plastering, Pentair Pool Products, The Pool Tile King, SCP (South Central Pool Supply), Universal White Cement and Prado and Songs Pool Plastering will be working on the YWCA pool.