Webber Natural Swimming Pool Closed Again

July 06, 2018 10:18 PM

Webber Park's natural pool is closed again.

Last year the pool was closed for six days. So far this year it's been shuttered for 11 days.


"We had test results that came back just this morning that's going to keep the Webber pool closed through the weekend," Dawn Sommers with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation said.

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Bacteria levels are high in the pool. Webber pool is considered a natural water body. The pool's half a million gallons of water are cleansed by filters and a large regeneration pond that uses plants to clean the water. The cleansing process involves no chemicals.

The park board's water quality staff tests every Monday and then again Wednesday and Thursday depending on Monday's results.

"We're proud of the fact that we haven't had any health department reports of anybody ever getting sick in the pool," Sommers said.

Carmen Miller lives right across the street from Webber Park. She said her grandkids visit a lot and they always want to swim.

"All of them come to this pool and on really hot days they be looking forward to getting in that pool to cool off but when it's closed it's a disappointment," Miller said.

"We're bummed out, it's a perfect day for swimming," Sam Thompson said.

Sommers says Parks and Recreation should know by Monday whether the levels have come down and they can open up again.


Todd Wilson

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