Concern over pool cloudiness shuts Veterans Memorial Park
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
Supervisor Dennis Simon said he noticed the cloudiness around 3:30 p.m. and it "came on pretty quickly."
Simon said nearly 300 people were in the pool when management decided to shut it down.
"When you have a cloudiness issue, it can turn into a safety issue," Simon said. "As a precaution, we shut it down. If a child or someone was under the water, you wouldn't be able to see them."
Simon said this sort of thing does happen from time to time and the best solution is to close the pool temporarily as a precaution.
"It's one of the things where you get so many people in the water and they have all of these oils and stuff on and they're not following the directions on the bottles," Simon said. "The filter just can't keep up with that."
Simon said as of right now, it only seems to be a problem with the filter and the pool should be open as usual Wednesday. People who were at the pool during the time of its closing were given a pass that they could use at Veterans Memorial on a later date or at any of the other area pools.
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