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A wave pool will replace the swimming pool built in 1931 at Idlewild & SoakZone near Ligonier in Westmoreland County.

"We've already been recognized as the 'Best Children's Park,' but this attraction's appeal to kids and adults will better bolster Idlewild's reputation as being one of the best parks for the entire family," said park spokesman Jeff Croushore.

He said the pool will be the park's "single biggest capital improvement" and cost more than $2 million. It is set to open next summer.

The 280,600-gallon pool will have a zero entry depth at the shallow end and 6 feet at the deepest end.

Croushore said the park will keep the velocity of the waves at a level to be enjoyable to adults and children alike. Underwater cameras will be monitored by lifeguards as a safety measure.

The pool will be included in general admission to the park, which includes Story Book Forest and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Admission is $31.99; and $23.99 for seniors.

Idlewild was founded in 1878 as a picnic ground along a rail line and is the oldest amusement park in the state.

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