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Pool Cleanliness and Safety are a Top Priority in Surfside

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In light of recent reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection about a Cryptosporidium (also known as ‘Crypto’) parasite in swimming pools, the Town of Surfside Parks and Recreation Department would like to reassure residents that the Community Center pools are part of the Miami-Dade County Health Department inspections and meet all guidelines for safe swimming. Staff continue to monitor and maintain the pools to ensure that standards are met.

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to the safety and well-being of residents and visitors. Therefore, the Parks and Recreation Department follows strict procedures and guidelines for handling fecal accidents to ensure proper pool sanitation. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Director, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent and full-time aquatic staff are required to participate in a nationally recognized Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) course, which provides training and certification on the most comprehensive and up-to-date procedures for pool operators. The AFO course includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305.866.3635