Burlington Swimming Pool to Reopen After Strange Odour Causes Temporary Closure


There has been an update on the La Salle Wading Pool evacuation and temporary closure.

On Tuesday, July 30, at 2 pm, Burlington aquatics staff noticed a strange odour. Staff cleared the pool and evacuated approximately 40 people outside the pool and splash pad perimeter.

Staff called 9-1-1 and fire, ambulance, police and the health department responded at 2:13 pm.

Eighteen individuals were assessed on the scene and seven people were transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

It was found out that during routine maintenance, water levels had dropped causing disinfectant to enter the pool at higher than normal levels, but still within the recommended range.

The levels have since been lowered. This incident is being reviewed to prevent future issues.

The Burlington Fire department inspected and tested the entire perimeter of the pool for air quality and deemed all levels to be safe.

At this time, the Halton Region Health Department is on the scene.

The wading pool and splash pad will reopen when it’s approved by the health department. The pool is expected to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, July 31) at 11 am once it has been tested, inspected and confirmed safe.

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