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This week, claims have been made by area residents that they suspect the Algonac City pool is unsafe to swim. The claim was made after four children allegedly contracted infections, some as severe as MRSA. The common denominator one parent said: swimming in the city pool. Algonac City Manager, Denise Gerstenburg said in a recent Facebook comment in response to the claims that, at this time, the claims are unsubstantiated as far as the cause of the infection being the pool. Her comment “advised that all public pools, including the Algonac Lions Field pool, are regulated by the Michigan DEQ Public Swimming Pool Monitoring program. The St. Clair County Health Department inspects the pool every year before opening. Chlorine and PH levels are tested every four hours. Once a week the water is tested for coliform bacteria and e-coli. Reports are sent to the St. Clair County Health Department weekly and monthly.” She also said that, “all testing samples have indicated the Algonac Lions Field pool water is safe for swimming.” A representative from the Health Department confirmed that there have been no reports of MRSA spreading through contact with recreational water made to their office as of Thursday afternoon, and emphasized that MRSA does not survive long in pools or other treated swimming places.