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Pool closes amid fault claims

Pool closes amid fault claims

Eastwood swimming pool in Giffnock has closed amid concerns about its water circulation system, the Evening Times reports.

The pool, which is expected to remain closed for a further two weeks, is currently in the process of dealing with compensation claims after children caught a potentially fatal bug while in the baths four years ago.

A spokesman for East Renfrewshire Council said that the decision had been taken to shut the pool in light of the current situation.

Eastwood pool faces a dozen compensation claims from swimmers who believe that they contracted cryptosporidium in August 2003 from water at the baths.

The report into the outbreak of the bug is now with NHS Greater Glasgow and is set to be released in the near future.

Among the claimants is six-year-old Gemma McNeice, whose mother is looking to secure over £10,000 in compensation.

Cryptosporidium is a diarrheal illness caused by microscopic parasites often found in drinking and recreational water.