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Contamination closes Cheney pool


August 3, 2017

John McCallum

Cheney parks and recreation staff are required to clean and disinfect "the pit," pictured above, every time the pool is closed due to human contamination. That clean requires staff to enter the small space to the right of the picture in order to scrub and disinfect.

Cheney parks and recreation department staff have a simple request: if your child is sick or has been sick, don't send them to the swimming pool.

Cheney's pool has been forced to close six time so far this season due to human contamination - with five closures taking place over 10 days that culminated in the latest shutdown Tuesday, July 25. City Administrator Mark Schuller said the pool typically has one or two incidents of contamination-forced closures during the entire season, the lengths of which vary.

"The variety of the contaminants in the pool determines how long we have to close dow...

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