“If you can’t see the bottom of the pool, …..don’t get in the water”
Lana Charrington, director of Environmental Health for the Ross County Health District, said her department checks any public pools in county, including those in hotels, the YMCA, spas and the city pool. The inspection includes:
- checking the water circulation
- making sure the pool filters in a 24-hour cycle
- chlorine levels
- clarity of the pool
- pH levels which measure alkalinity
The department checks safety equipment and makes sure signage is displayed properly. It also makes sure proper recordkeeping is being done.