Honesdale, Wayne County - After months of work and dozens of donors pitching in, the Honesdale borough pool opened for the season Monday afternoon.
The water may not have been all that warm but the kids didn't seem to mind.
"I really like it. It's really amazing how they painted it and it's not cracked or anything," Sadie Nahman of Waymart said.
Earlier this year, borough leaders in Honesdale planned to keep the pool closed because repairs would have cost too much and they didn't have the money to run it.
That's when the community stepped in and rallied together. They did all of the repair work and had help from more than 100 donors.
"Everything's redone," pool manager Martha Curtis said. "Everything down to the bathrooms and the paint and the bottom of the pool has been painted and new fencing, new concrete, new pumps."
Dozens of kids from the Wayne County YMCA were the first ones to enjoy the renovated pool.
Some even helped to get the pool to this point.
"I got to paint the lifeguard building and paint the pool," Anthony Fasciano of Honesdale said.
With temperatures expected to go over 90-degrees this week, the pool is expected to be a cool place to hang out.
"It looks much better than before and they did a great job," Victoria Fasciano said.
Pool managers are planning a community day this weekend with free swimming to thank all of the volunteers who helped to renovate the pool in Wayne County.