Green tinge still remains in pool. Manager of leisure services for the District of Houston, Tasha Kelly, said that the green water is associated with excess copper. A bonding chemical agent has been ordered to clear up the copper in the pools and return its natural clarity and colour.

Green tinge still remains in pool. Manager of leisure services for the District of Houston, Tasha Kelly, said that the green water is associated with excess copper. A bonding chemical agent has been ordered to clear up the copper in the pools and return its natural clarity and colour.

Green tinge to water at the Houston pool

Status of hot tub and steam room, operational soon

In the story, “Houston Leisure Facility experiences issues with pool circulation,” published in the Houston Today Nov. 22, 2017 issue, the facility did not open as anticipated on Nov. 13, 2017 due to a discoloration and clarity of the pool water.

On Nov. 17, 2017 the facility reopened after the two month long shut down for annual maintenance and the 10 year renovations and upgrades, but warned patrons that there is still a green tinge to the pool water.

“The water has not cleared up much since last week, signaling that it is chemically stable in this state,” said Tasha Kelly, manager of leisure services for the District of Houston. “We have spoken to a respected pool expert and he stated that green water is a very common thing for swimming pools.”

“Green water is often associated with excess copper in the water,” added Kelly. “Filters have a difficult time picking up copper. “We have ordered a sequestering agent to hopefully bond with the copper and filter itself out.”

At the District of Houston council meeting on Nov. 21, 2017, Kelly updated council on the status of when the hot tub and steam room at the Houston Leisure Facility will be operational again.

“When we were putting the hot tub back together, there was a box of the main drains that were misplaced, so we had to order a couple more,” said Kelly.

Kelly added that the facility is waiting on a safety piece for the steam room as the steam pipe had to be reconfigured during the annual shut down.

“The hot tub will be operation tomorrow afternoon [Nov. 22, 2017], pending that the box of drain grates comes in and the steam room should be operational next week,” said Kelly.

Parts for the hot tub arrived a day later on Nov. 23, 2017 and Kelly said to Houston Today, that she expects the hot tub to be operational by 2 p.m.

Counsellor John Siebenga said, “I would just like to comment that a lot of the seniors in Houston have expressed their gratitude on having the facility back open again, so thank you for that.”

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