ATLANTIC CITY — The Pool at Harrah’s Resort reopens Friday, by day and by night.
The daytime side is set to unlock at 8 a.m., giving customers the first peek at its $3 million renovation.
Harrah’s, which is owned by Caesars Entertainment, shut The Pool after New Year’s Day.
Crews went to work on almost every aspect of the place. The upgrades started below floor level — stripping, resurfacing and replacing tiles in the swimming pool — and went up to cleaning the glass ceiling.
The Pool also has a nightclub personality Harrah’s calls The Pool After Dark.
The dance club is set to reopen 10 p.m. Friday, with an appearance by hip-hop recording artist Young M.A. Rapper Fetty Wap will be the guest star Saturday night.
The new stage and DJ booth had a lot of work, too.
Alicia Jones, Harrah’s director of pool and nightlife operations, said the permanent stage replaces a mobile setup and includes LED screens entertainers can work into their shows.
“This is a main focal point of the nightclub,” Jones said.
The new furniture has a new color scheme. The project upgraded the cabanas, designed for parties of 10. Harrah’s also added new bungalows for as many as 20 people in private-party setups, Jones said.
“Everything you see in here ... is brand new,” Jones said, leading a tour as workers rushed to finish details Thursday.
Management said The Pool is a signature draw for the property.
“When you get into the young demographic, (Harrah’s) is known for The Pool,” said Jocelyn Allison, a marketing vice president. “I have friends in Philadelphia who say, ‘I’m going down to The Pool.’ They don’t even say they’re coming to Harrah’s. The Pool is a destination in itself.”
The pool is free to Harrah’s hotel guests during the day, which ends at 6 p.m. The Pool at Night is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with cover charges that vary.
Karie Hall, the general manager, has worked in Atlantic City for only a few months, but she has caught a glimpse of a novel attraction at The Pool. That’s a snowstorm falling on the clear roof of a room while the inside temperature stays at a steady 82.
“It’s almost like you’re in a snow globe,” said Hall, who grew up in Absecon and has worked in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment spokeswoman Noel Stevenson said Caesars is spending another $30 million renovating hotel rooms in Harrah’s Bayview Tower. The property has about 2,400 rooms.