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Derry
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swimming pool water

Hi,

We're heading to Galway first week in September and are a bit concerned about the water in the swimming pool at Salthill. We have a 3 year old and a two year old so when we go swimming they tend to swallow some water , will they be ok if this happens in Galway??

Thanks for any replies. x

Waterford, Ireland
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1. Re: swimming pool water

Really swimming pool water would be dodgy any time (don't think about it!) which is why it has so much chlorine in it. I think you would be ok, if it were not safe it would have been closed by now :-)

Ireland
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2. Re: swimming pool water

Galway County Councils own website has a fact sheet on Cryptospiridium ndsc.ie/hpsc/… and they advise not to swallow water in swimming pools. "Be careful when swimming in lakes, rivers, ocean water and swimming pools. Avoid swallowing water while swimming."

As I posted elsewhere most people believe the issue has been resolved and the Health Authority are being cautious in not removing the boil notice - however children, elderly and sick suffer most when infected with this bug so it might be safer not to let them near the pool.

You could ring the pool itself to get a definitive answer. Tel: +353 91 521455 . They have a website but it has no info on the crypto issue.

ireland
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3. Re: swimming pool water

the issue is not resolved yet and people still have to boil the water.

They did close down the pool when this thing started, the pool was closed for a few days as was the one at the Clybaun Hotel, but it is up and running now again and they water has been treated in the pool.

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4. Re: swimming pool water

As I stated on the other thread, most people believe the issue is resolved but the health authorities have to allow a period - the incubation period of the bug to elapse - before they can lift the boil notice.

It seems the period of waiting is over. The boil notice was lifted this morning. http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0820/galway.html

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