City executives found 18 problem areas at McCambridge, including the cracked pool deck surface with tattered coating and an inadequate number of restroom facilities. Locker room and shower facilities at both pools were also found to be in need of a major overhaul, according to the report.
The city is home to six aquatic facilities, including pools at McCambridge, Verdugo, the Burbank Community YMCA, Woodbury University, and Burroughs and Burbank high schools.
The closure of Verdugo eliminates 134 Learn-to-Swim classes, Guard Start and Swim Team, and affects more than 1,300 children enrolled in the programs. But the impact is expected to be tempered by a five-year agreement reached last month between the Burbank Unified School District and the City Council in which the city agreed to pay a daily fee of $386 to cover operating costs at the two school facilities.