Apartment residents want green pool cleaned up
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Pool season is right around the corner and as temperatures rise, so does the temptation to jump in. That's not the case at one local apartment complex where the pool is green and residents want to know why.
The mosquitoes are starting to fly around a pool at the Antigua Bay Apartments on Charleston near Nellis Boulevard.
"It's only been green for the last two weeks, but last summer we went through this too," said Summer Hardin, who lives at the apartment complex. "It was never that bad though. This is the worst that I've ever seen it."
"It's almost that time to get into the pool, but look. How we going to get into a pool like that?" asks neighbor Armando Martinez.
Residents contact Action News wanting to know why it isn't getting cleaned up.
"Mainly for the kids. Forget about us. It's the kids who walk here with all the mosquitoes and stuff," said Martinez. "All the diseases and bad stuff we need to keep it clean...it can't be like this."
Action News went to the complex office looking for answers.
"Well unfortunately, I have things that I have to do to it, and it's not going to happen overnight, but we're working on it," said Melisa Roman, manager of the Antigua Bay Apartments.
She wasn't specific about the problems with the pool, but said she's working with a pool company to have it cleaned up.
Residents say it better be quick.
"When it comes to stuff like that, if we pay everything, and you want everything so strict and on time we should get that same way with the pool. At least keep it clean," said Martinez.
The manager told us the pool will be ready to open by May 1, but did not say how soon she would have the water cleaned up. Residents hope it won't take that long to get back a sanitary swimming area.
Action News will follow up with the manager and the Southern Nevada Health District in the following week to make sure this pool does not remain a health risk for residents.