The design is almost complete.
Once that's done, the Southern End Community Association will seek bids to renovate its public swimming pool.
"We expect to start the project this fall," said builder Steve Risk, who is supervising the project for SECA. "We got 95 percent of the drawings last week."
The project will see a wading area built off the shallow end of the pool. The rest of the work will be done within the confines of the existing pool.
"We will be upgrading what we have and refreshing it," Risk said.
The project was originally scheduled to start last fall. When the project's first designer failed to come up with a plan, organizers had to find a new firm.
That put the work behind schedule, leaving SECA with two options - postpone the work until this fall or have construction go beyond the traditional Memorial Day opening.
SECA decided the best option was to postpone the renovations to the pool itself.
Meanwhile, other parts of the project continued. The bath house was renovated, including new plumbing, fixtures, and lighting as well as a refinished floor.
The building housing the pools filter system also had its electrical system upgraded and a new pump was installed to pull water from SECA's well.
Quarryville American Legion Post #603 built the pool in 1949 and operated it until 1993.
SECA took over the pool that year and rebuilt it before the start of the 1994 season.
"The pool is on schedule to open on Memorial Day ," Risk said.