Central Park paddling pool, Peterborough, has re-opened after being cleared of any potential Legionella infection.
The city council said this afternoon: “We’re pleased to announce that the Central Park Paddling Pool is reopening today.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by its temporary closure.”
The council had closed the pool after a routine test on Central Park paddling pool found a trace of Legionella.
The council said at the time that it was “important to note that we have not been notified of anyone with confirmed or suspected Legionellosis linked to this venue.”
Specialist contractors have carried out the required chemical flushing of the entire system and further testing took place at the Park Crescent pool.
The city council says that when testing for water borne bacteria, the sample must be given at least 10 days to grow in a laboratory.
The spokesperson explained that water borne bacteria can be common in swimming pools and other similar water-based settings “which is why facilities such as ours have rigorous testing policies in place.
“Not all water borne bacteria causes harm which is why further testing is required to rule out all strains of bacteria to ensure we can open safely with confidence.”
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