May 31, 2016 8:27 PM

1 in 8 public pools nationwide had to be shut down, health inspection tests revealed

As the weather heats up, many of us will go for a swim.

Recently, the Center for Disease Control looked at about 50,000 public locations in the U.S. where people often go swimming and play in chemically treated water.

Eight percent of them had at least one violation after inspection. One in eight of them had to be shut down immediately because of the severity of the violation. Kiddie pools and wading pools topped the list of pools that had issues.

The study found one in five had been closed at one point. The common issues: improper pH levels, safety equipment problems and issues with the disinfectant concentration.

Officials say seek out safety inspection reports before you dive in.


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