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Naval Support Activity Naples' Fit Zone pool closed Friday as workers replace the pool's painted interior with a vinyl coating. Tiles around the pool and hot tub, not shown, will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished by mid-October.

Naval Support Activity Naples' Fit Zone pool closed Friday as workers replace the pool's painted interior with a vinyl coating. Tiles around the pool and hot tub, not shown, will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished by mid-October. (Jason Chudy / S&S)

Naval Support Activity Naples' Fit Zone pool closed Friday as workers replace the pool's painted interior with a vinyl coating. Tiles around the pool and hot tub, not shown, will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished by mid-October.

Naval Support Activity Naples' Fit Zone pool closed Friday as workers replace the pool's painted interior with a vinyl coating. Tiles around the pool and hot tub, not shown, will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished by mid-October. (Jason Chudy / S&S)

Naval Support Activity Naples's Fit Zone gym basketball court will be closed for more than two months as workers tear out and replace the wooden floor and cement foundation. Once the court is complete, workers will re-surface the aerobic floor and racquetball courts. All work is expected to be finished by the end of November.

Naval Support Activity Naples's Fit Zone gym basketball court will be closed for more than two months as workers tear out and replace the wooden floor and cement foundation. Once the court is complete, workers will re-surface the aerobic floor and racquetball courts. All work is expected to be finished by the end of November. (Jason Chudy / S&S)

NAPLES, Italy — The Capodichino Fit Zone gym started a three-month, $400,000 renovation program Friday with the closure of the indoor swimming pool. Other work includes replacement of the basketball court floor and concrete base, and resurfacing of the aerobic room and racquetball courts.

Chris Christofferson, gym maintenance technician, said that workers are installing a new, vinyl-based lining in the pool.

“It has a 7- to 10-year life span,” Christofferson said. “This should keep the number of maintenance-related closures down.”

Tile around the pool and hot tub will also be replaced. Work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

The pool was closed twice last year for re-painting.

The gym staff learned that the U.S.-standard pool chlorine levels were causing the Italian paint to peel, clogging filters and requiring additional maintenance.

To compensate for the closure, the Carney Park pool will remain open past its scheduled Labor Day close.

As of Sept. 2, the park’s pool will be open for lap swimming weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be no cost, but the pool will be open only for U.S. I.D. card holders.

The indoor basketball court will be closed as workers replace the wooden floor and concrete foundation.

“We’re trying not to cut into basketball season,” Christofferson said.

An outdoor basketball court is available near the base’s two barracks buildings.

Once the basketball court work is done, contractors will re-surface the aerobic room and two racquetball courts.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

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