CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) --  A newly remodeled pool is making a big splash in Clarksville. 

The rainy, chilly weather didn't stop city leaders from cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.  The pool had been closed for more than a year, while construction was underway. 

About a dozen families were invited for a preview, so there were plenty of kids ready to be the first to jumping into the water and hit the water slides. The pool is heated to 84 degrees, and the new layout requires fewer lifeguards on duty at one time, to allow the pool to stay open later into the season. 

"At the original pool, we had 12 life guards on duty," said Clarksville Parks Superintendent, Brian Kaluzny. "Now we need three, and we have some other attendants because we don't have as much standing water."

Families who live in Clarksville are invited out Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The first 300 people to show a Clarksville ID at the door get in for free. The pool will open to the public on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Clarksville Cove was a $3.8 million redevelopment project. It finished on time and under budget. 

The Splash Pads and Water Slides is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., while the pool is open from noon to 5 p.m. Only one lane of the pool is reserved for lap swimming, while the rest of the pool is available for open swim.

Here are the prices:

  • General Admission: $7 
  • After 4 p.m.: $5 
  • 2-years-old and under: Free
  • Group Rate (20 or more): $6
  • Clarksville resident season pass: $35
  • Non-resident season pass: $70

Click here for more information on the new aquatic center.

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