Public Swimming Pools Being Inspected

Public Swimming Pools Being Inspected
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:35pm

EL PASO - You'll probably jump into a public swimming pool sometime soon, at least once by the end of the summer.

That's why city code employees inspect public swimming pools twice a year, to keep you safe. A majority of the inspections happen right about now just before swimming season. They check for lifesaving equipment, warning signs, non-slip tape on pool stairs and, of course, proper chlorine levels

"Well if it has high levels of chlorine your eyes will burn or you might get a rash. If it's to low then you have growth. That's when the bacteria comes in," Code Compliance Supervisor Danny Soto said.

Inspectors say the pool at Del Sol Outpatient Rehab Center was in perfect condition. It's just one of 460 city, hotel and apartment public pools they're working to inspect.

Don't worry though, if you have a pool in the backyard of your home it does not need to be inspected.

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