Some NC county pools aren’t checked before opening

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Mecklenburg County allows public pools to open for the summer without an inspection – something three other large counties in North Carolina won’t allow.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2qoLQus ) Mecklenburg County does follow state law that allows permits for pools to open without an inspection as long as they are checked within two months.

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But officials in Forsyth, Guilford and Wake counties all say they won’t let a pool open for the summer without someone checking for things like exposed wires, proper chlorine levels, adequate safety equipment and proper drains.

More than 350 of the 1,400 public pools in Mecklenburg County and the Charlotte area haven’t been inspected so far in 2017. The county posts its pool inspections on its website .

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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