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Thursday, June 11, 2009

COUDERSPORT POOL CLOSED DUE TO RASHES

Cause Of Rash Unknown
Due to problems beyond our control the Coudersport Swimming Pool will not open today Thursday June 11, 2009.

We have been experiencing complaints of a rash on a few swimmers and we cannot locate the problem.

The condition of the water has been exactly as prescribed by the Department of Health, who issues the license to operate the pool and with the chlorine level being at the proper level and the PH also we have no explanation as to why a few of the children are experiencing the rash.

If someone has taken their child to the doctor and the doctor can determine what the cause is then maybe the Borough will have the ability to correct the problem. If a doctor has determined what the rash is caused by please inform the Coudersport Borough office at 274-9776.

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

There is no way this can be anything but chlorine rash. The levels might be o.k. per DOH guides, but it still could be a high enough dose to cause a rash. Plus, chlorine would kill anything else in the water.

Anonymous said...

I've never been a fan of public bathing anyway.

Anonymous said...

The problem may be even more prevalent than a "few" as some incidents go unreported (my child being one). She has swam at the pool for years and never had a rash as a result. This year she developed one after her first pool visit. It cleared up and then returned immediately after her second visit to the pool. I appreciate the problem may not be simple to solve, but the cause and effect are evident. I hope that the issue is not brushed aside in the belief that there are a "few" sensitive children. All that being said, we are elated to have the pool open this year.

Anonymous said...

CLOSE THE POOL

Anonymous said...

Have the rash children swam elsewhere -- or have bathed at home themselves?

Anonymous said...

Is the pool offering credit for the days it is closed for the people that spent the money to buy the increased pass prices?

Anonymous said...

Unless all the kids swam in the same place and bathed in the same house I don't think that comment is relevant. The only thing these kids have in common is swimming at the pool. I know of at least five of them that ended up with the rash yesterday afternoon by the time they left the pool. They didn't have it when they got there so obviously it is in the water at the pool!

Anonymous said...

Not trying to be negative, just constructive. Give me a break 7:33 PM. They will figure out the problem and make it right. They closed the pool because of public safety. It's not a business. It's our pool and we're fortunate to have it. If you're desperate about swimming in the pool under these conditions, I'm sorry for you. If it's your kids that are desperate, it's a good learning lesson for them. Sometimes things don't always go the way they like. I'm sure the problem will be figured out. Don't bail on our pool because of this problem.

I'm calling it "our" because I'm a member of the community. I haven't used it personally for over 30 years and the last time my son used it was about 8 years ago. The pool is a good thing for our community. Let's not overreact about this issue and instead figure it out, and correct it.

Anonymous said...

To the 4:18pm poster (who obviously has no concept how to look at the BIG picture)...Do you have children? Do you believe in a close-knit community to ensure that the youth of the community feel supported? I am sure you are not one who fought to keep the pool open for the youth of this community and to have a safe, fun place to keep children out of trouble. How about "CLOSE YOUR MOUTH!!!" instead of "CLOSE THE POOL"!

Anonymous said...

i dont understand the cat scratchin,the pool is only here to help with children that need some enjoyment in coudy.look around if you can take the time,not much else fro them to enjoy . bowling alley not open during day , movies at night on weekends , oh well there is always sheetz or the catholic church parking lot .

Anonymous said...

My daughter was there last Saturday and returned home with a rash. Zinc Oxide (diaper rash cream) seem to clear most of it overnight. The rash appeared only around the elastic parts of her swimsuit bottoms where it was tight on the skin. I hope this helps! She really loves being with her friends there.

Anonymous said...

i wish the bowling alley was open during the day. i would go all the time!!!!

Anonymous said...

My kids and myself were there Tuesday. I developed a rash as well as 2 of my kids. I figured the chemicals were just a bit to strong. They wanted to return wednesday, we were there for approx. 1/2 hour when we were told they had to close early due to reported rashes. Hopefully it will be cleared up soon. A little ointment cleared up the rashed we had.

Anonymous said...

when's the carnival coming to town ?

Anonymous said...

My kids got the rash from the pool 2 days ago. Big deal. So they adjust the chlorine levels. I talked to the doctor, they are saying it is chlorine-caused. This is not a big enough problem to overreact to. Do you keep your kids inside if they get bit by a bug? It will be fixed, rest assured. I hope someone from the borough reads this. Just because you are meeting Dept. of Health guidelines for chlorine, doesn't mean it isn't too high for skin. Please lower it some more.

Anonymous said...

It could be from using cheap pool chemicals trying to save money. i believe that chlorine isn't the only chemical used to keep pool water clean any more.

Anonymous said...

Was the cause found? Everyone always posts the question but never the answer.

Anonymous said...

Did you ever think that it might just be the "FIFTH DISEASE".

It is going around so look up the info on it and you might be surprised.

A doctor can determine if it is FIFTH DISEASE.

GOOD LUCK!

Anonymous said...

First of all, I do not believe the dr. knows by looking at a rash what it is caused by. You as a parent gave him the answer that sounded pretty good so he went with it. As far as being the actual cause I bet he wouldn't sign anything saying he knew for sure.

Anonymous said...

Were these rashes burning??? My daughters rash burned and she was in a lot of pain. Did any one else experience the same?

Anonymous said...

The rash was not buring for my kids, was itchy though and they said it hurt when clothing was touching it. Pool still closed or is it back open?