Some Nashville pools may not open in time for holiday weekend

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro employees are inspecting hundreds of pools as the start of the holiday weekend begins.

“That includes all the apartments, condos, the YMCAs, country clubs, hospitals, therapy pools, everything except what is in your back yard,” said Tommy Eubanks with the Metro Health Department.

He’s been examining area pools to make sure they are safe for 17 years.

One of six employees responsible for inspecting nearly 900 pools, Eubanks said not every pool passes inspection and during his time on the job, he’s witnessed some pretty interesting things.

“Globs of hair, that’s not always fun to find. We’ve found snakes, rabbits and squirrels and chipmunks inside skimmers where they get pulled in,” said Eubanks.

Eubanks said of the hundreds his team examines, about 80 pools won’t pass inspection.

As many as 15 area pools will not be open in time for the holiday weekend because they were late submitting their application for a permit.

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