INSIDE EDITION INVESTIGATION: POOL WATER FROM TWO OF THE MOST POPULAR LAS VEGAS DAY CLUBS TESTS POSITIVE FOR E. COLI
INSIDE EDITION INVESTIGATION:
POOL WATER FROM TWO OF THE MOST POPULAR LAS VEGAS DAY CLUBS TESTS POSITIVE FOR E. COLI
Clinical microbiologist says, “It’s like swimming in a toilet.”
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New York, NY – June 1, 2022 – On the Las Vegas strip, wild pool parties are the hottest destination in town. The pools are jam-packed and sometimes so crowded you can hardly see the water. In an investigation airing on Wednesday, INSIDE EDITION puts pool water samples from three popular pool clubs in Las Vegas to the test.
INSIDE EDITION first visited Marquee Day Club at the swanky Cosmopolitan hotel. The state of Nevada requires public pools like this to keep the filtration system in “continuous operation,” and keep the pool “clean of debris, slime and biofilm.”
However, INSIDE EDITION found fingernails, cigarette butts, and all kinds of floating foamy debris.
INSIDE EDITION’s producers collected samples and shipped them to IEH Laboratories in Seattle, Washington for testing. Then, the results were reviewed by Dr. Susan Whittier, clinical microbiologist at Columbia University.
“We found a lot of fecal bacteria in some of these pools,” Dr. Whittier tells INSIDE EDITION. “The potential for infection occurring seems inevitable.”
At the Marquee Day Club, a lab found a total bacteria count of 15 million, which Dr. Whittier says is potentially harmful to your health. The pool also tested positive for E. Coli.
“If this were a public pool or the beach, what would happen?” asks INSIDE EDITION correspondent Les Trent.
“Oh, it would be shut down,” says Dr. Whittier.
“I never expected to see those numbers of bacteria that we found,” Dr. Whittier tells INSIDE EDITION. “It’s kind of like similar to swimming in a toilet.”
It wasn’t all bad news. At the world-famous TAO Day Club, general admission is $60, but the pool water was clean, with no evidence of E. Coli, according to our tests.
“So whatever they’re doing is correct,” says Dr. Whittier.
MGM Resorts sent the following statement on behalf of the Marquee Day Club, the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mandalay Bay and Daylight Beach Club:
“The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. Our pool operations adhere to all health regulations set by the Southern Nevada Health District and we test them multiple times a day to ensure proper levels of disinfectant. We constantly evaluate our policies and make adjustments whenever necessary. We are examining our pool procedures and will continue working to ensure they are as effective as possible.”
For INSIDE EDITION’s full report, tune in on Wednesday, June 1st. Check local listings for times and stations in your area.
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