Half of Macon-Bibb County's six public swimming pools are scheduled to open June 4.
In a Wednesday news release, county officials also said two more public pools are expected to open in a couple of weeks.
Pools scheduled to open first are East Macon, Memorial Park and Booker T. Washington. Workers spent part of Wednesday draining water out of the East Macon pool, pressure washing the inside, then vacuuming and refilling it.
Officials said that's being done at all three pools scheduled for opening.
But Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart said for the second consecutive year, the pool at Freedom Park won't open at all this summer.
He called it an older pool that needs replacing, not repairs.
That saddens 11-year-old Breanna Snead who gathered with family and friends across the street from the Freedom Park pool to celebrate her graduation from elementary school.
Before the Freedom Park pool closed, Breanna enjoyed ducking her head in the pool and swimming around in it.
"I'm sad that I can't swim across the street, because I was over there two years ago and it was fun," Breanna said. "It was like the best day ever. And last year, I didn't get to go because it was closed."
Hart said county officials are using SPLOST money to upgrade recreational facilities throughout the county. That includes the Freedom Park pool because it needs a new filtering system, has a hole in the bottom and can't hold water and the sides are made of metal and need to be replaced.
"There are some issues concerning safety and compliance that we needed to take care of and so once we got some indication of what we need to do relative to safety also in terms of compliance which included putting lifts in there, we then bidded those things out and so the process, as you know, takes a little time to get those things in place, that delayed the opening some of the pools, well pretty much all of the pools," Hart said.
That doesn't sit well with Breanna who said she'll miss swimming at Freedom Park again this year.
"I feel sad because the pool's closed," she said. "I wish it would open one day."