Several pools fail health department inspections
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There are countless rules at the pool, but a big danger is not above ground, it’s what's lurking in the water; the chemicals and bacteria that St. Joseph County inspectors check for daily.
"It can start affecting your kidneys, also damage your eyes, your hair, your clothing, things like that."
A pool that does not have enough chlorine can be just as dangerous, it is a breeding ground for deadly bacteria like Ecoli.
"There are a number of factors that bring Ecoli into the pool: dirt, debris, dust, people getting in without showering." explained Harrington.
Not to mention the little swimmers who occasionally go to the bathroom in the pool.
"This is where it gets graphic but the damage done to the water and the risk level depends on if it is solid or non-solid," said Harrington.
"If you are someone visiting a pool, shower before you get in and if you have had diarrhea with in the past two weeks you shall not use the pool because you can shed it and infect others."