CDC: Waterborne Illnesses More Often In Public Pools, Not LakesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study that says the majority of water-borne illnesses are in public pools, hot tubs and wading pools -- not lakes.
Minneapolis Public Pools Close For SeasonAs the 2015 Minnesota State Fair reaches its final day, there's another sign that summer is nearing its end. As Minneapolis students are now back in class, pools that are located on or next to public schools in Minneapolis are now closed.
Hennepin Co. Environmentalists Work To Get Public Pools Ready For SwimmersMany public pools are open year-round in Minnesota and some are just opening for the start of summer. But there's a lot of work that has to be done to make sure a pool is ready for public use.
Pool Safety Advocates Say More Should Have Been Done To Prevent Tragedy In St. PaulThere are still a lot of questions surrounding the near drowning of two young children in St. Paul. One of the two boys rescued Monday from an abandoned pool outside an apartment in St Paul is still in critical condition.
Natural Pool Coming to North MinneapolisNorth Minneapolis will soon be home to a new kind of pool. It's one of the first public, natural filtration swimming ponds in North America. At Webber Park, they'll use plant and natural microbes to clarify and purify the water, instead of chemicals for sterilization and disinfection.
Health Officials Offer Safe Swimming Tips Minnesota health officials say a few basic precautions can help keep families healthy at the pool and beach. Despite the recent rain and flooding, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to be busy at Minnesota's beaches and pools. Health officials say best way to prevent water-borne illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place, even chlorinated pools.
St. Paul Pools Set To Open For Memorial Day WeekendThe warm weather is finally here, which means pool season can now begin. The city of St. Paul says they're ready to open, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
31 Wading Pools Stay Open Until Sept. 9Because summer won't let up, 31 Minneapolis wading pools won't close until Sunday, Sept. 8. About 30 wading pools located on or adjacent to Minneapolis Public School property closed on Aug. 26, on the first day of school. Beaches remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Swim docks at Nokomis, Calhoun and Harriet lakes have been removed.
St. Paul Pools Open With Summer HoursEven the recent cool temps can't stop St. Paul pools from opening with summer hours on June 8. Como Regional Park Pool, Highland Park Aquatic Center, Phalen Park Beach and Great River Water park will stay open seven days a week beginning Saturday.
Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety TipsMemorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.
CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal ContaminationThe Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3 of 5 public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter. The figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer's swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli.
Mpls. Extends Wading Pool Season; Beaches Remain OpenWith a summer that doesn’t seem to want to end, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is extending the season at 32 of its 65 wading pools.