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Garden City's Big Pool loses $1,000 of water every day


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials in a western Kansas city are sweating over a nearly century-old swimming pool that leaks about 200,000 gallons of water every day.

The water loss at Big Pool is excessive, even for a pool that holds around 2 million gallons, said Garden City's water resource manager, Fred Jones.

"It's kinda to the point where we feel like it's probably nearing the end of its service life," Jones said.

Refilling the Big Pool costs $1,000 a day, and the city spends up to $800,000 on repairs, staff and water for the pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day, assistant city manage...

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