GASTONIA, N.C. -- Vandals have derailed plans to reopen a newly renovated public pool and park in Gastonia.

Police said someone dumped a bag of mortar mix into the pool at Lineberger Park last week, days after it had been filled with water.

The mortar solidified in several spots and now the pool will have to be drained and pressure washed.

The pool and park are undergoing a $2.5 million dollar refurbishment. Most of that money's gone to spruce up the pool.

It was supposed to open Memorial Day weekend but now the work may not be done in time.

Police have not caught the vandals.

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