Agana pool may be closed for months

The Agana Pool was closed so that the Guam Environmental Protection Agency can perform water quality tests.
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The Agana pool remains closed after the algae-green waters tested positive for high chlorine levels and coliform, and it may remain closed for months until a new filtration system has been purchsed and installed.

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced a week ago that the problematic Agana Pool remains closed until further notice.

It remains closed this week. However, help is on the way. The problem has caught the attention of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero who has allotted a budget to replace the current filtration system, which has been in place since the early 80s, with a brand new one.

“Our contractors are already working on this. We apologize to all patrons of the pool,” Department of Parks and Recreation Director Richard Ibanez said.

Although the new filtration system is on its way and the old one will be completely replaced, the timeline has the Guam Swimming Federation worried that the Micronesian Swimming Championships will be affected.

But DPR stressed that they are working diligently with their contractors and Adelup to have the pool operable, as soon as possible.