City takes precautions to ensure public pools are safe and clean

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PHOENIX – The City of Phoenix is taking some drastic steps to make sure its pools are clean this summer.

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control says 1 in 8 public swimming pools are not as clean as it should be but Phoenix is determined to avoid dirty water.

The city will be testing the water in each of its 40 pools every hour and has also installed an automated monitoring system that constantly maintains the chlorine level.

The goal is that swimmers will feel safe. David Urbinato, with the City of Phoenix, explains, “The water in the City of Phoenix pools is probably going to be the cleanest and the clearest that most people swim in.”

The Phoenix city pools also have new regulations, for example, every swimmer must shower before entering the pool.