Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has reopened. Public swim will be held 1-8pm today. Friday Night Family Float will be held from 6-8pm, as a special time for families. Buy one/get one free admission (or regular season pass). Bring your rafts, inner tubes, noodles & other devices for family time!
The Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center closed around 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th to super chlorinate and sanitize pool water.
On Thursday, officials were informed that a pool user having cryptosporidium (Crypto), a waterborne parasite that causes diarrhea, stomach cramping and vomiting lasting 2-3 weeks, attended the Aquatic Center earlier in the week.
The pool has not been confirmed to have had carried the virus, but is being sanitized as precautionary measure to prevent the further spread. The Aquatic Center should reopen within 48 hours.
Crypto is found in the fecal matter of a person who has been infected by it. It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for a long time in the environment. It can survive for days even in properly chlorinated pools.
The best precaution is to stay out of the pool for two weeks after having diarrhea, taking showers using soap before entering the water and not ingesting pool water.
This week's evening swimming lessons will be made up next week on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th, during their assigned times. read more...