Olympic-sized pools taking form inside the Centurylink Center

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Pool construction at the Centurylink Center is just more than half way complete as they gear up for Olympic Swim Trials next month.

After two years of engineering and design, the pieces are coming together for the big event.

There's excitement in the air and dust as the construction of the Olympic sized pools keeps right on its expected pace.

Myrtha Pools is the company that puts together the big pools we see at many of these competitions. Myrtha Pools’ John Ireland tells WOWT 6 News they spend about $25,000 a day on labor. About 85 workers, some local and some from around the world are busy at work right now to make this all come together.

"The people I have here behind me are quite literally the best in world at this. We bring them in from many different states and many different countries because they are all individually incredibly skilled at what they do," said Ireland.

They started work last Monday and they're set to finish up next Monday; just two weeks to piece together HD TV ready crystal clear pools that'll pump about 1.7 million gallons of temperature controlled water.