COHASSET — Town Manager Christopher Senior and Board of Health Director Pamela Fahey would like to share an update regarding the chemical imbalances within the water of the Cohasset Swim Center's pool facilities.
On Wednesday, July 6, the Cohasset Board of Health temporarily shut down the Cohasset Swim Center following reports of four young adults who became ill after swimming in the main pool which had a chemical imbalance caused by a broken pipe's water leak. After achieving chemical compliance in the facility's three pools on Friday, July 8, the facility was reopened to the public over the weekend.
Testing conducted by the Cohasset Board of Health on Monday morning, July 11, however, showed that chlorine concentration levels were fluctuating and, as a result, the Swim Center was shut down again until the water in all three pools can remain consistently balanced.
The state's Department of Public Health (DPH) also visited the Swim Center on Monday to perform a routine follow-up inspection following the incident last week with swimmers becoming ill.
During their visit to the center on Monday, the State DPH and the Cohasset Board of Health agreed that rather than opening and closing the Swim Center's pools based on fluctuating results, the Center should remain closed until the water chemistry can achieve, and consistently remain, balanced.
The Swim Center is currently working to fix the water chemistry issues and has agreed to provide additional daily testing results to the Cohasset Board of Health during the swimming season once reopened. The Cohasset Swim Center is not owned or operated by the Town of Cohasset. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Cohasset Swim Center.