A number of public pools across Townsville are closed this weekend after routine quality testing across the tropical city identified a positive test for Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria.
This naturally occurring bacteria is not uncommon in tropical environments and is likely caused by a combination of warm weather and rain.
The closures affect the 25m Kokoda Pool, the 50m Long Tan Pool, the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre Learn to Swim pool, the Tobruk toddler pool and the Riverway toddler pool and the lower lagoon.
Council conducts frequent water testing on its five public pools and is committed to providing safe recreational spaces for residents and visitors to use across the city.
Council has treated the pools this afternoon (Thursday) and will re-test the pools tomorrow, with results available on Monday, April 24.
With the Council’s keen focus on providing the highest standard of public facilities, each pool will remain closed until water testing results demonstrate conditions are back to their usual standard.