Guam - A corroded pipe is to blame for the Department of Parks & Recreation shutting down the Hagatna Pool for the rest of the week. DPR employee Joe Mendiola says workers learned of the busted pipe on Sunday night when sand and gravel were found inside the pool.
He told KUAM News, "Now without the sand and the gravel we can't filter the water good, and with that in mind it might clog up other pipes that this whole thing might burst. So to prevent further destruction, we have to close the pool down."
DPR is conducting an assessment of the situation and are working to clean up the debris that's made its way into the pool. Should they find additional damage, Mendiola says the pool may be closed for a longer period of time until the necessary funds are secured for the repairs.
In the meantime, the Dededo Pool is open as scheduled for recreational swimming.