Greenville Pool Remains Closed

Some in Greenville are having a hard time cooling down in this hot weather because of a delay in opening the Greenville Community Pool.

Originally slated to open last weekend, the pool is forced to remain closed while maintenance to the filtration system is completed.

All swimming pools are required under federal legislation to install new safety systems on the pool suction and water intake systems to prevent children from being stuck underwater.

Unfortunately, the new safety features interfered with the chlorination and filtering equipment at the pool.

Greenville aquatics supervisor Mike Godwin says, "Without the pump running, we cannot keep chlorine and things flowing through the system and keep the water filtered, so we definitely want it to be sanitary and safe at the same time."

Godwin says parts are on the way that should fix the problem, and he hopes to open the pool by next week.


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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:23 PM
    Boredom stresses you out?!? Go read a book.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:22 PM
    I have to agree too. I could write and spell better than that when I was 7. Hey.. If you think you need to cool off to calm down now, just wait till you're paying taxes and bills and don't have time for a dip in the pool.
  • by PC on Jun 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM
    I agree with Jason
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    What a waste of money.
  • by Jason Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    Teens like Raquel Harvey should be in summer school working on their spelling and grammar.
  • by ecupirate on Jun 15, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    They shouldn't use the new grates and law enforcement as an excuse. They've had two years to make the changes! Why not make them in the off season instead of starting in May??
  • by raquel harvey Location: greenville on Jun 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM
    i hope they try there best to open the pool being a teen it very hot and going to the pool cool you down and calm me and other down from stress of boredom
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jun 14, 2010 at 08:56 PM
    Don't bother what? Opening? I don't think they care whether you want that or not. Fixing it? It's required by law. That was about a useless post. What I'd like to know is how a child gets stuck underwater by way of the filtration system... I never had this problem in a pool.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    Don't bother.
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