'Drain the swamp,' said the man whose resort swimming pools are so filthy, Florida state health inspectors had to close 'em ten times in one year, reports QZ.
Swimming pools at President Donald Trump's resort properties in Florida have been cited for poor water quality and other violations of health and safety laws far more frequently by the state's Department of Health than pools at comparable luxury properties, show records reviewed by QUARTZ News.
Writes Justin Rohrlich:
The violations were so serious that Trump's Florida properties were forced to close their pools by health inspectors 10 times over the past 12 months. State records show multiple citations for violations like improper pH levels, problems with "disinfection feeders" that pump chlorine into the water, and inadequate safety features, including deficient handrails and ladders.
Improper pH and chlorine levels result in automatic closures, according to Florida regulations. They can lead to conditions that permit the spread of gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, and neurologic illnesses, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.
In comparison to Trump Florida properties, nearby four and five-star resorts and private clubs had mostly pristine pool inspection records over the same time period.