(06/30/2001)
Grantsville's municipal swimming pool was to be back in operation today, according to pool manager, Todd Ritchie. Ritchie said there was a mechanical problem with the chlorinator. Water quality went down after a regulator failed to insert an adequate amount of chlorine, according to municipal employee Ralph Campbell. The pool has been down for 48 hours.

Pool being re-filled Friday, back in operation Saturday

Large numbers of residents and children have flocked to the pool during the hot weather. "We're sorry for the inconvenience," said Ritchie. "We want to make sure it is safe." Special activities are being planned for the community this summer, according to Ritchie.

"This has happened before," said Campbell. "In this case, the problem started because of a water leak on Route 7." Campbell explained the chlorine flow went down because of low pressure and "The really hot weather added to the problems."

Ritchie said the Health Department evaluated the situation on Thursday. "They will have been here twice today (Friday) checking on the water, and will likely make a final check in the morning," he said.

Grantsville Mayor Don Harris said "Everything looks fine." He expressed concern about some "exaggerated pool problems" rumored in the community. "It is simply a mechanical problem that is fixed," he said. " We welcome Calhoun residents to come and use our pool. It is a real recreation bargain."

Ritchie said "The pool is operated for the community as a safe and fun place to to come." Late night swimming is only one dollar on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 -10 p.m. Monday through Saturday hours are 1 - 6 p.m. with a $2 charge for kids under twelve. Over twelve the costs is $3. "Pool parties are only $25," he said.


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