The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center public swimming pool in Bettendorf is now closed for the rest of the summer because of safety concerns caused by deteriorating paint in the pool, the City of Bettendorf said in a news release.
The pool, located at 2220 23rd St., was painted in September of last year and opened this May. However, that paint has been steadily deteriorating in the water.
“It has been determined, when hundreds of swimmers are in the pool at one time, the failure of the paint causes the water to become cloudy and it is not possible to see the black lines at the bottom of the pool,” according to the city’s release. “When this occurs, the pool is not safe, and cannot be opened to large number of visitors.”
The city has tried several possible solutions that were recommended by the paint manufacturers with no positive outcome, according to the Splash Landing’s Facebook page.
Swimming lessons, lap swims, private rentals and paid parks programs will continue as scheduled at Splash Landing. It is possible to open to small groups, for a short period of time, as the filters can clear the water before the cloudiness becomes a safety concern, the city indicated.
The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center features a zero depth entry with water geysers, a kiddie slide, two flume slides, a drop slide, and a diving board, as well as lap swimming lanes. The zero depth toddler pool area features a slide, numerous spray features, and ample deck and shaded areas for lounging, according to the pool information on Bettendorf’s website.
Anyone holding a summer pool pass will be eligible for a full refund.
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