UPDATE: LaSalle Pool Reopens in Burlington After Being Temporarily Shut Down


The LaSalle Wading Pool in Burlington has reopened after being temporarily shut down.

According to a recent press release from the city, on July 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. city of Burlington aquatics staff noticed an 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 p.m. 

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

According to the release, city staff have since heard from Joseph Brant Hospital and it is understood that all affected people were released last night. 

It has been determined that during routine maintenance, water levels had dropped causing disinfectant to enter the pool at higher than normal levels. The levels have since been lowered. The city is reviewing this incident to prevent future incidents.

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

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