No chlorine leak at Shawnee pool

SHAWNEE, Ks. — The city of Shawnee closed the Soetaert Aquatic Center after a possible chlorine leak.  Emergency crews have since confirmed there was no leak, but the pool was closed out of an abundance of caution. Crews investigated and figured out “chlorinators were  oxidizing in one area of the Aquatic Center.” This resulted in people having breathing issues.

Emergency crews were called to the center to investigate the leak.  15 people were treated at the pool and two were taken to the hospital for observation.  The pool will remain closed today.

Crews tested water levels and found them normal and safe.

The pool will open back up tomorrow at 12:30p.m. for regular hours.

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