The pool at the downtown Durham YMCA reopened Monday after a chemical leak last week hurt 43 people.
The YMCA announced on its website Monday afternoon that the pool reopened at 3 p.m.
“All necessary repairs to the pool have been completed,” the YMCA wrote on its website. “County officials have also completed the additional inspection that we requested.”
Forty-three people – 40 of them children between the ages of 6 and 12 – were taken to hospitals Wednesday after a noxious spill at the Downtown Durham YMCA. Six of those injured, all of them children, were reported to be in serious but “non-life-threatening” condition.
The indoor pool was forced to close after a spill of sodium hypochlorite.
Sodium hypochlorite is a chemical commonly used as a disinfectant. Durham County spokeswoman Dawn Dudley said the substance is used for the “everyday maintenance” of swimming pools.
All aquatics programs will resume as regularly scheduled.