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Harvard-Westlake's new pool arrives from Italy

June 24, 2012 |  7:29 pm

You have to say that Studio City Harvard-Westlake isn't settling for second-class material for its new 50-meter pool.

It ordered a Myrtha stainless steel pool in which the frame was shipped from Italy via the Panama Canal.

JSerra in San Juan Capistrano is believed to be one of the few other high schools in Southern California with a Myrtha pool that has coated stainless steel instead of concrete.

The cost for Harvard-Westlake's new pool complex is more than $5 million and includes a pool house, locker facilities and stands. It is scheduled to be completed in August.

The pool is supposed to be able to hold up in earthquakes _ well, except for a really big one.

It's state of the art, second-generation technology, according to Audrius Barzdukas, the head of school.

The complex will be known as the Copses family pool.

Taking a dip in that pool will be the highlight of somebody's day.

-- Eric Sondheimer