After months of discussion, Granite District's Board of Education has decided that refurbishing the swimming pool at Cyprus High School is the most feasible option to provide a recreation opportunity for Magna-area students and other residents.

The upgrading, estimated to cost up to $200,000, will start immediately with hopes the pool will be open for the 1991-92 school year, said Frank Willardsen, assistant superintendent.The district had been reluctant to put money into the pool, which has been closed because of structural problems. However, a series of community meetings led to the conclusion that rebuilding the pool is the least-costly alternative.

The money will come from an unanticipated surplus in the district budget, said Ross Wentworth, facilities director.

The upgrading will include replacing the pool's mechanical equipment, retiling walls and decks, repairing joists, replacing steel columns and re-anchoring the decks to the joists, he said. Ventilation will be improved, new showers installed and privacy and security improved.