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Pool Closures due to Water Foulings

Water foulings are a contamination of pool water with blood, vomit and/or feces.  These events are a concern and an inconvenience to both pool operators and patrons. In most cases, a pool needs to be closed in response to a water fouling to ensure proper disinfection and protection of the health and safety of swimmers. Pool closures allow chlorine to do its job - to kill germs and help prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs).

The most common germs spread through recreational water are germs that cause diarrheal illnesses and skin rashes. These are spread by swallowing water contaminated with feces or by skin exposure to contaminated water. Coming in contact with blood in pool water is unlikely to spread illness.