“They can do it fast or they can do it right,” says Dawn Reilly as she looks at the skeletal framing that remains from the Belmont Park building that holds the Plunge swimming pool. “It’s awesome that they decided to do it right.”

The Plunge, the gorgeous extra-large swimming pool just east of the ocean in Mission Beach, looks skeletal these days. All the concrete and tile are gone from the pool and the decks around it are scored and cut to the ground in places. You know this because the building that enclosed it is gone but for the framing and the beams across the top.

“We are taking it down to the ground,” says Dariel Walker for Pacifica Enterprises. “We’ll be doing demolition work until we stop for summer and then we’ll start construction when summer ends.”

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