Fire Crews Clean up Hazmat Spill at Recreation Center Swimming Pool

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
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Fire crews and a Hazmat team were called out to the Flying Horse County Club in Colorado Springs on Wednesday night after a lifeguard noticed an acid spill in a swimming pool pump room.

He called for help around 8 p.m. Wednesday from the rec center at the country club, at 1880 Weiskopf Point on the northeast side of the Springs, off of Highway 83.

No one was injured by the spill. The leak came from a hydrochloric acid pump that helps balance the pH levels in the kids swimming pool at the center. 80 gallons were spilled from a 100-gallon barrel of acid, but the dangerous chemical was all contained in a fluid trap. That large amount leaked out over several hours, and it took Hazmat several hours clean up the danger and neutralize the acid with baking soda.

The pump room leak will have to be fixed. It's not clear how long the leak will impact swimming at the center.

Stay with 11 News and as more details on this spill become available.

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