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IV YMCA closes pools due to state order

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2011

The usually busy pools at the Illinois Valley YMCA are calm and the pool decks dry.  Nobody will be swimming laps and splashing around until the Illinois Department of Public Health says it’s okay to reopen.  The Y was one of many pools across the state to recently receive a closure order from the state.

The state says the Y’s pools don’t have the right anti-entrapment drain covers.  Y CEO Dave Potthoff says they’ve had an engineer submit plans to the state and have asked for permission to reopen while they wait for renovations to be made.

Potthoff says their engineers believe that the safety covers they have safe.  He’s hoping for a quick action by the state so people can go back to using the pools.

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