If he could, 3-year-old Walter Medley would jump into the Noble Park Pool in Paducah right now. Unfortunately, he'll have to until until the weekend.
Workers were out on Tuesday getting everything ready. That includes a surprise inspection form Health Environmentalist Seth Perry.
"Noble Park, they do a great job keeping up their pool for the public," says Perry.
To make sure this water is safe for your kids, Perry uses a kit to test the pH and disinfectant levels in the water.
"Their parents can come here and know that they're safe," says Perry. "They know that they're not going to come here and get sick."
It's a test Perry does about twice a year. However, pool staff do it multiple times a day.
Recreation Specialist Taylor Morsching's top priority is keeping the pool safe, which is why he doesn't mind when Seth stops by for a surprise inspection.
"We want his feedback," says Morsching. "We want to know what we can keep improving upon to make sure, you know, the pool is safe for everyone."
Walter's mom, Bridget Medley, is happy about that.
"I think it's great that they're taking the time and putting the effort in to make sure it's all maintained," says Medley.
In the meantime, all Walter can do is dream about spending his summer days in the pool.
Below are some tips Perry suggests families follow while visiting a public pool:
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