Costs associated with renovations to the 64-year-old Veterans Memorial Pool aquatic complex have risen significantly over the past two years — from $2.6 million to nearly $8 million — an increase of 200 percent now that the project is considered a rebuild. The feasibility study conducted in 2015 called for a remodeling of the facility, but a rebuild was necessary, causing the price to quickly rise, Nocera explained. “It was well beyond its years,” he said of the complex. The pool has been closed to the public since summer 2020. The new state-of-the-art complex is expected to be ready by summer 2023. Project plans were first unveiled in October 2020. Demolition of the site began last September.