Arbroath pool now open!

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The bug-hit Arbroath swimming pool reopened this morning (Thursday) after it was declared fit for use.

The announcement was made last night (Wednesday) by Angus Council.

A statement from the authority read: “We closed the pool twice in November when traces of cryptosporidium were found in the water. A full and independent assessment of the pool and the pool equipment has now been carried out. Two water samples have been independently tested and as both are clear the pool will reopen tomorrow morning (Thursday).

“We ask all pool users to help us keep Angus’ pools open and germ free by following three simple pool rules: 1. Don’t swim if you’ve had diarrhoea in the last 14 days; 2. Shower before using the pool; 3. Wash your hands after using the toilet. If in doubt, stay out!

“Look out for the pool hygiene information at our pools, including specific information for parents of babies and toddlers.

“Cryptosporidium is spread through contact with infected food, water and animals, including person-to-person spread. Outbreaks are commonly reported in association with animals and/or with private water supplies. The cryptosporidium bug can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and a slight fever. Most cases are mild and improve without specific treatment. However, cryptosporidium infection can produce a severe illness in those whose immune systems are compromised.”