Cherished Hill Country swimming hole reopens for swimming after temporary closure
Hamilton Pool is back open for swimming!
The iconic pool had previously been closed since late May due to higher-than-normal bacteria levels in the water, but is now once again safe for swimmers.
"The original reason we had a very heavy rain storm and that caused the bacteria levels to go much, much, above our health standards," said Michael Brewster, a park supervisor at Hamilton Pool.
Brewster said officials have been doing weekly testing on the pool since May.
“The bacteria levels were acceptable, and they met health standards," Brewster explained.
Officials are still reminding people coming to the pool to wear plenty of sunscreen and bring plenty of water.
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