Durham Downtown YMCA pool reopens

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Monday, August 7, 2017
YMCA reopens, but pool remains closed

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Durham Downtown YMCA swimming pool will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The pool has been closed since Wednesday when a mechanical pump failure caused a chemical to leak into the pool, sending 42 people, including 40 children to area hospitals.

All of the people affected by the fumes caused by a sodium hypochloride leak recovered after receiving treatment.

The YMCA on Morgan Street reopened Friday, but the indoor pool remained closed while authorities investigated the cause of the leak.