Small army of county inspectors works to keep swimmers safe

Contaminated pools can cause serious illnesses including Legionnaires’ disease

WATER WISE—A team of inspectors makes sure the public pools are suitable for swimmers, including testing for algae and looking for poorly maintained fencing, gates and pool equipment.

When it comes to summer fun, nothing quite fills the bill better than a cool dip in a pool.

But most swimmers diving into any of Ventura County’s public pools this summer are blissfully unaware that a small army of inspectors is continually working behind the scenes to make sure those dips don’t make them sic...

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