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Mason City pool closing for “super chlorination” due to crypto-infested swimmers



This news story was published on August 17, 2016.
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Mason City pool

Mason City pool

MASON CITY – Mason City Parks & Recreation officials announced on Wednesday, August 17th that the Mason City Aquatic Center will be closed while crews clean the water after patrons with Crypto visited the pool.

Officials say they are super-chlorinating the pools.

“City officials were notified this evening by the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health of individuals who had symptoms prior to swimming at the Mason City Aquatic Center. We immediately closed all pools at the Aquatic Center and began the process to elevate chlorine levels,” said Brian Pauly, Recreation Superintendent for Mason City. “We will hold elevated chlorine levels to cleanse the pool of any bacteria before re-balancing pools back to safe levels of chlorine for our patrons.”

Pools are expected to reopen on Saturday, August 20th at 1:00pm.

Earlier, Brian Hanft of the Cerro Gordo public health department told the city that “due to confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis of children that have been in the Mason City Family Aquatic Center in the past week we require that the pool be hyperchlorinated per CDC guidelines for a diarrhea’ incident.”

He sent a guidance document from the CDC on proper chlorination procedures.

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20 Responses to Mason City pool closing for “super chlorination” due to crypto-infested swimmers

  1. elmer fudd Reply Report comment

    August 19, 2016 at 7:46 am

    We here in Mason City shouldn’t feel like hay seeds. We don’t have to go to Rio to find polluted water.

  2. deric Reply Report comment

    August 19, 2016 at 7:27 am

    See my story if it’s still available here on the goose manure problem at East Park and around town. Cryptosporidium is found in goose manure. Let’s go play frisbe golf bare foot. Go home track it on the carpet.

  3. Tommy Reply Report comment

    August 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Maybe next season, keep the pool off limits to North Enders. Than future situations like this can be avoided.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 19, 2016 at 7:35 am

      All it takes is for a duck or goose to walk around on the pavement by the pool or go in the water. It doesn’t need to come from human or dog feces. Yes I know geese have rights. Goose lives matter.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for the update. I thought it was a floating Baby Ruth candy bar.

  5. Sad But True Reply Report comment

    August 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Time for the Doggie Dip. call it a year

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 18, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Clinton said Trump did it. We know she did it because she could not exit the pool in time because of her many health problems.

  7. Timmy Reply Report comment

    August 18, 2016 at 12:28 am

    This is a parasitic disease and is spread through poop. Very hard to kill and lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Causes you to have severe diarrhea. For them to clean the pool, he would have had to poop in that pool. Me personally, I’m going to a different pool until next year. This is why you buy your own pool and you don’t let white trash parents bring their kids to your pool and poop in it like a giant toilet bowl.

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      August 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Your right about this. To some people the pool is a cheap baby sitter.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 18, 2016 at 8:25 am

        You need some work on your grammar /spelling Allen.

        “You’re right about that.To some people the pool is a cheap babysitter”

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

          Big Damn Deal-Who named you official proof reader? Mind your own damn business you freakin snob.

          • Anonymous

            August 19, 2016 at 7:37 am

            F’n right

        • Allen Reply Report comment

          August 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

          I apologize if I offended you, but I didn’t realize this site was actually the Scripps national spelling bee contest. So you don’t get offended again, don’t read my posts.

    • Anonymous 1000 Reply Report comment

      August 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

      We have a lot more white trash in this town than black kids.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 17, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Did Peter poop in the pool?

    • Peter L Reply Report comment

      August 18, 2016 at 4:28 am

      No. But society needs to understand that the modern version of the toilet is a piss poor design that humans (particularly kids) are averse to using. You need to provide incentive for kids to halt their fun, climb out of the pool and use the boring conventional toilets. Kids reason “it’s all wet anyway”, and it feels good to obtain instant relief. It shows us humans aren’t meant to hold anything, and it’s animal abuse to train your dog to hold it all day while you’re at work or school. The bladder muscles should be atrophied. That is the preferred, relaxed state of being.

      • Dick Neely Reply Report comment

        August 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        How do you then justify keeping a gerbil in your asshole all day long? That to would be animal abuse.

  9. stinky Reply Report comment

    August 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    what a poopy deal, now where are all the little kiddies going to swim?

    • Ralph Reply Report comment

      August 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Not to the Mason City poo for awhile anyways.