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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park aquatics officials announced on Friday that the Matt Ross Community Center indoor pools will be closed while crews clean the water after a swimmer with Crypto visited the pool.

Officials say they are super-chlorinating the indoor pools.

“City officials were notified this morning by Johnson County Health and Environment Department of an individual who had symptoms prior to swimming at Matt Ross. We immediately closed all indoor pools at Matt Ross and began the process to elevate chlorine levels from five parts per million to 20 parts per million,” said Bryan Toben, assistant director of recreation services. “We will hold this level of chlorine for 24 hours to cleanse the pool of any bacteria before re-balancing pools back to safe levels of chlorine for our swimmers.”

Pools are expected to reopen on Sat. September 5 around 4 p.m.

Officials say they encourage swimmers to call (913) 895-6350 before arriving at the center to swim.

Stonegate Pool and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatics Center have not been affected by the bacteria and will be open.