Webber Natural Swimming Pool temporarily closed due to water quality

- The Webber Natural Swimming Pool in north Minneapolis is temporarily closed due to water quality issues.

It has been closed since June 26. Officials say they plan to reopen the pool on July 10 if tests meet the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board standards. 

The Webber Pool uses filters and plants to clean the water, not chemicals. It is tested up to three times a week for three types of bacteria. 

The board believes the bacteria is coming from the recent rain.

"Whether that is runoff from the streets and nearby roadways, or if it's just the dirt and all the things that gets carried through the atmosphere as the rain comes in," said Dawn Sommers, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board spokeswoman.

In 2015, the Webber Pool opened, becoming North America's first natural swimming pool. This is the longest the pool has been closed since it opened.

No swimming-related illnesses have been reported in relation to the pool.

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