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Water Incident Delays Opening of Nishuane Pool

By NATALIE HEARD HACKETT

July 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Township officials reported a water incident that occurred at Nishuane Pool causing a three-hour delay in opening the pool Thursday.

The following message was posted on the township of Montclair website today:

"NOTICE FROM MONTCLAIR RECREATION: due to a water incident, Nishuane Pool will have a 2:00 p.m. delayed opening today.  Essex and Mountainside pools will open as scheduled at 1:00 p.m."

Nishuane Pool manager Gerald Silvera said, “Campers were here swimming and a child swallowed too much water and vomited a little. We handled it as if it were a full vomit situation. The child is fine, but we needed to clean the pool thoroughly and then test the water levels.”

The incident occurred before noon today. The child was fine and no medical attention was needed. The pool was scheduled to open to the public at 1 p.m. and will be delayed by an hour to 2 p.m. to clean the pool. Whenever vomiting situations occur, pool officials take precautions to thoroughly clean the pool before other swimmers are allowed back in.  All other town pools will open at 1 p.m., as scheduled.

Questions can be directed to the Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs at 973-509-4915