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Remodeled Hollywood Public Pool Has New Spiral Slide, '50s-Style Pool House

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The Hollywood Rec Pool (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)
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Since the summer heat shows no sign of relenting, a newly reopened public pool in Hollywood sounds like a great way to cool down.

This week, the pool at the Hollywood Rec Center reopened after a serious remodel, including cool new features like a spiral slide and a sweet 1950s-style pool house. Under construction since the fall of 2013, the 9,575-square-foot community pool also now features a diving board, swimming lanes and a splash zone for the little ones. Along the sides of the pool they've added bleachers covered by shade structures so you can chill out when you're not swimming. The new pool house—designed by Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.—offers bright and breezy changing rooms, a bag-check, and a cool, retro-style zig-zag roof.

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Whoa, testing out the diving board (via Facebook)

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A view from the slide (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)
To kick off the opening of the pool, local Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, tested out the diving board by taking a graceful dive into the pool—while fully clothed. Though it may have been a publicity stunt, O'Farrell's dive definitely made us want to go for a swim at the Rec Center as soon as possible. Check out a video of the dive and more photos of the pool below:

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The slide! (via Facebook)

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The exterior of the pool house (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)

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Dive in! (via Facebook)
h/t: Curbed LA