Health club pool reopens after county closure |

Health club pool reopens after county closure

The swimming pool at Club Sierra Sports & Fitness in Grass Valley has reopened after a 23-hour closure ordered earlier this week by the Nevada County Environmental Health Department.

County spokesman Kurtis Zumwalt said the pool was closed at 2 p.m. Monday after a written complaint was sent to the department about the pool’s cloudy and hazy condition. The pool reopened at 1 p.m. Tuesday after a chemical imbalance was corrected.

“It was caught early before it was a major threat,” Zumwalt said, and he has had no reports of physical problems from the health club’s members.

The pool closure was a first-time occurrence for owner Mike Blackston and he now knows to test the water at the first sign of cloudiness, Zumwalt said. “Pool chemistry is extremely complicated, especially a large pool like that.”

According to Blackston, “We’ve had an increase in swimmers and we need to change out the water more often. It’s the first time this has happened.”

For more on the story, see Friday’s edition of The Union.

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