The director of East Hampton's YMCA RECenter this week said the pool facility needs a new ventilation system after swimmers said they have experienced health problems due to air and water quality.
According to a piece in The East Hampton Star, Juan Castro said heavy use has made the air quality poor, and swimmers are experiencing breathing problems, coughing fits and even diarrhea.
The bill for repairs would fall to the town, under the facilities lease agreement.
While Castro said water quality is not an issue — a claim backed up by the Suffolk County Department of Health — some bathers have said they have broken out in rashes and suffered digestive issues after swimming.
Please let us know if you've experienced and health problems after swimming in the RECenter pool.