Another Chemical Release Scare at Community Pool


SUMMERVILLE, SC – In the past month, SUN News has reported several incidents involving the release of chemicals at community pools.

In a report from TV station WCSC, emergency officials transported 5 children to the hospital following a chemical release at a Summerville pool Wednesday afternoon. The children are reported to be in good condition.

Dorchester County officials say at 1:09 p.m. crews responded to the Ashborough Subdivision Pool on 208 Ashborough Ave.

When Dorchester County EMS arrived they found seven patients, all between the ages of five and twelve, coughing and feeling sick. Two children remained on-scene with a parent.

According to county officials, the chemical release possibly involved sulfuric acid and aquatic bleach, which more than likely, resulted from a malfunction from the pool.

County officials said the pool remained closed while investigations into the incident continue.

DCEMS Director, Doug Warren is “very pleased with the rapid multi-agency response to this incident. The coordinated efforts of all departments ensured each child involved was provided optimum care in the most expeditious manner.”