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Sheina Razack
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9 Feb 2017
11:45 am

Benoni public pool temporarily closes

Sheina Razack

The pool will only be reopened when the filtration system is fully operational and the water stabilises to an acceptable pH level.

Benoni Northerns Swimming Pool has been closed until further notice. Picture: Benoni City Times

The Benoni Northerns Swimming Pool officially closed its doors on Wednesday until further notice, reports the Benoni City Times.

Following the recent article by the Benoni City Times, which quoted the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), saying that the green-watered pool was still safe to use, Ward 27 councillor Jacques Meiring disagreed.

The water was tested by a laboratory in Benoni on Wednesday, and the pH level was 2.44.

“This means that the water is too acidic and not safe to swim in,” Meiring said.

“The acceptable pH level should be 6.”

Meiring added the pool would only be reopened when the filtration system was fully operational and the water stabilised to an acceptable pH level.

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