Pool drained due to algae
THE Strand Rock Pool is closed until further notice, following the detection of an algal bloom.
Townsville City Council crews detected the trichodesmium algal bloom during routine maintenance yesterday.
The Rock Pool has been drained and council crews will assess the algal quantities in the bay — where the water for the pool is sourced — this morning.
When the algal quantities in the bay decrease to a safe level, the pool will be refilled.
The council thanked the community for its co- operation and patience.