Marion Public Pool Closes For Precautionary Cleaning

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By Katie Stinson

MARION, Iowa - A parasite that can cause stomach cramping and diarrhea closed the Marion public pool for cleaning today. Workers are hyper-chlorinating the pool even though there's no evidence the pool was actually ever contaminated.

The aquatics staff pumped high levels of chlorine into the water for nearly 13 hours to kill any parasites. Marion pool workers took action when they heard from the Department of Public Health.

"We were notified by the health department that a swimmer, before they actually did become ill had visited our pool and as a courtesy, they're letting us know that there's a possibility, nothing has been said -- we had, no we hadn't -- so we just want to keep our swimmers safe," Karlene Hummel the Marion Recreation Aquatics Coordinator said.

The Marion pool will open at its usual time tomorrow.

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