SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — By this time next year, the most iconic swimming pool in San Diego will have a new life and a new chapter.
“The Plunge is an icon here in San Diego. We’re taking a piece of history and giving it a 2018 twist,” said Steve Thomas, General Manager of Belmont Park.
The Plunge was built in 1925 by San Diego Founding Father John D. Spreckels. At the same time, he also built the Historic roller coaster “The Big Dipper.”
At that time, it was the largest saltwater pool in the world and it was built in two months. It was also the biggest swimming pool on the California coast at the time.
“It’s something the community could rally around. It was the centerpiece of the beach community,” Thomas said.
By Memorial Day of 2019, The Plunge will once again be the centerpiece of the beach community,