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  1. Extra pool hygiene after worm scare

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... the mosquitoes and other insects,' she said after a tour of the pools with experts from the steering committee on the Management of Public Swimming Pools. 'Secondly, we will create some movements in the pool water to make it harder for mosquitoes and other insects to lay eggs.' Pool staff would also be told to clear debris and increase the chlorine level of the pools after ...

  2. Bloodworm scare closes pool for second time

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the tiny red insect larvae. It was the second time in three months that the Shing Mun Valley complex had to be closed for the same reason. Thirty people were asked to leave the pool when a swimmer ... department was forced to shut several popular pools last summer after some were infested with insect larvae. At one point, lifeguards went on strike after a senior leisure department official fuelled ...

  3. Pools reopen with hygiene vow and list of rules for swimmers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Cleaning regime introduced last year to continue Public swimming pools have reopened with a pledge that strict attention will be paid to hygiene, and a call for bathers to follow suit. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said yesterday a cleaning regime that was introduced last year after several pools were infested with insect larvae would be maintained. ...

  4. Publicity campaign to ensure hygiene in swimming pools

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was plagued late last summer by the discovery of bloodworms- harmless insect larvae- at nine pools. Although harmless, they led to widespread concern about pool hygiene. An ombudsman's report ...

  5. Health fears after two encounters with rats in two days at Tseung Kwan O pool

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... Lam in his 50s, said he planned to swim, but the pool was closed. 'My friend has found insects in the pool before. The hygiene is not good enough. I may swim later because ...

  6. Leisure chiefs slammed over worms fiasco

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... situations.' The presence of the bloodworms- harmless larvae of non-biting insects- at nine pools in August and September sparked widespread concern about hygiene. They sparked an investigation ...

  7. cab chat

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not heard of any problems with the red worms. It's understandable if there are insects and such at a beach, but pools are cleaned regularly. I don't go swimming much myself. I think ...



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