Senator Regine Biscoe Lee has sent a letter to Public Health informing the agency that new health and safety concerns have been raised against the Dededo swimming pool.
According to the senator, the issues were communicated to her by a constituent and a swim coach did not allow their team to use the pool due to:
- Green and murky water at the deep end;
- A swimmer already hitting his head on the wall of the pool due to turbidity;
- Water “not circulating properly;” and
- Pool staff not having “current pool readings from the contractor.”
“It is my belief that these credible allegations, along with the poor record of our government and its partners to properly maintain public pools to Department of Public Health and Social Services’ standards, warrants an immediate inspection of the Dededo facility,” the senator said.
She added: “In recognition of the tremendously challenging workload already on the shoulders of the staff of the Division of Environmental Health, I would not be asking for any investigation to take place unless I fully believed a risk exists to the children, elderly, and other residents with compromised immune systems who utilize this community resource.”
The Dededo swimming pool was just recently reopened after Public Health shut it down last month.