Pool drained due to al­gae

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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