The York Suburban school board recently approved a $1.6 million guaranteed energy savings contract with Johnson Controls.
The contract will save the district at least $74,637 a year in utility savings, officials said. It also includes $614,000 for capital projects.
Some of those include replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning in the pool area, renovating the same system in the board room, andrepairing lighting throughout the district.
All but three members voted to approve the contract. The "no" votes came from William Kirk, Joel Sears, and board treasurer Roger Miller, who didn't agree with the pool and control upgrades in the contract.
The pool needs a new heating, ventilation and cooling system that costs about $580,000, said business manager Dennis Younkin.
Without it, the pool faces problems with humidity control, among other issues, that would wear down the pool.
Younkin said the district will pay for the project by rolling it into refinancing they are doing on some previous bonds.
"I believe with the savings from the refinancing and the energy savings there will be no impact on the tax rate," Younkin said.