Verdict on reopened pool: warm and wonderful

First Photo: Michelle Drewyer of Wailuku swims laps at reopened Sakamoto Pool on Wednesday in Wailuku. “The water is warm, and it is wonderful,” Drewyer said. “It’s a great way to spend lunch.”

Second Photo: Sakamoto Pool at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku has been open for lap swimming since Monday and is scheduled to be open for free swimming this coming Monday. The pool had been closed since February 2011 for repairs, among which was replacing the pool’s heater.