After a Fishers YMCA pool malfunction that resulted in the leakage of what Fishers Fire Dept. hazardous materials techs believe to be muriatic acid, the YMCA is open. The pool will remain closed until an investigation has been completed.
The Fishers Fire Dept. originally responded to an emergency medical services call at approximately 11:06 a.m. Feb. 21. It was upgraded to a hazardous materials call after initial crews believed a chemical release had occurred in the pool area. Muriatic acid, the chemical believed to have been released, is a standard pool-care chemical.
Seven people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An additional 11 were evacuated from the building, evaluated on-scene and declined transport.
The YMCA released the following statement on Feb. 21: “There was a malfunction in the pool area of the Fishers YMCA today. Y staff members immediately began implementing safety procedures. The Y staff notified emergency personnel and evacuated the building. At this time, YMCA officials and other officials are investigating the malfunction. The safety of our members is our first priority.”
The pool was reopened at 4 p.m. Feb. 21.