Dededo pool to reopen today; filtration gauge replaced

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The Dededo swimming pool was just recently reopened after Public Health shut it down last month.

Following heavy criticism during a public hearing last Friday, Parks and Recreation Director Richard Ibanez announced that the Dededo public swimming pool will be re-opened today.

The Dededo pool has been closed since January 31 after a public health inspection found the water to be murky and greenish in color.

However, Ibanez announced yesterday that a follow-up inspection found the water to be safe now and it has been cleared to re-open.

The Public Health report also quoted the pool operator as saying that the controller for the filtration system has been down since April 2018.

The Dededo pool will be open from 6 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays.

“We appreciate the public’s patience and apologize for any convenience this has caused. The safety of all our pool patrons is our top priority,” said Ybanez in a news release.

Senator Kelly Marsh, who held an oversight hearing on DPR’s public swimming pools last week, said she received word that the problematic gauge at the Dededo pool has been replaced.

The senator and her staff have spent this week closely monitoring the situation and staying in constant contact with DPR.

“To ensure that any future complaints can be quickly addressed, a representative of the Manhoben Swim Club has agreed to act as a liaison with my office to ensure the oversight committee has the most update, on-the-ground details about any potential pool problems,” the senator said.

Earlier this week, the senator’s office released the main findings from last week’s pool oversight hearing and a letter to DPR requesting corrective actions.

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