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A crane lifts a new pool into a St. Albert backyard to replace one that was contaminated after a school bus drove into it. (Sean McClune/CTV News Edmonton)

A St. Albert family is getting a new pool installed after a school bus drove into the existing one in their yard.

Crews installed the pool on Monday morning.

On July 29, a bus driven by Margaret Knight, 69, was travelling on McKenney Avenue, when it crashed through a fence and into a backyard pool.

Knight was taken to hospital as a result of the crash.

Last week, she was issued tickets by the RCMP for careless driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Bob Hanson owns the home where the pool is located. He said he was in his yard when the bus, which as empty except for the driver, went through the fence and into the water. 

"The bus came crashing right through the fence as I was sitting there. Couldn’t believe it. It was unreal."

"My mouth must’ve dropped to my feet."

The pool was contaminated with oil and developed a leak as a result of the crash, but despite the inconvenience, Hanson says he's just glad no one was seriously injured.

"We’ve all made mistakes and you just carry on."

With files from Timm Bruch