Object In Water Closes Madison County Waterpark

A popular waterpark in Madison County had to be evacuated Saturday after something turned up in the water.

Paradise Cove closed their doors early Saturday. Apparently, someone decided to use the bathroom in the pool. There were no signs telling why the pool was closed, but there were signs saying children must be potty trained to use the waterpark.

Paradise Cove expects to re-open Sunday at 1pm.


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  • by Citizen Location: Richmond on Jul 24, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    We have a season pass since this is the first year Paradise Cove was open and I know for sure that we will not buy a pass next year. I think it is a shame that adults, youth, or children would have a bowel movement in the pool and ruin the day for all but believe me this isn't something that only uneducated patrons do....it is something that ignorant patrons do! Your economic, educational, or racial background has nothing to do with this problem. The city is losing a lot of money each time it has to drain the pool and the mayor and commissioners should do something about it. The Paradise Cove employees are not checking each infant and toddler to make sure they are wearing appropriate swim pants, they are simply asking and if the adult says yes they are letting them in. Everyone does not tell the truth, I've seen 2 year olds in the pool without swim pants. Please if you are reading this and you and/or your child are the cause of the pool closing; STOP IT!
  • by viewer on Jul 22, 2008 at 12:39 AM
    anonynous all of us the go to public pools cant afford private pools in which this also happens it is not reported by the news we all cant be uppity and rich like you and that dont make us trash or undesirables just because we use a public pool
  • by Sherrie Location: Richmond on Jul 21, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    First, as a citizen of Richmond, this is very embarassing that something of this nature would even make the news. Second, this is happening way too often. I agree with "a", maybe they do need to use the dye that shows up when something like this occurs. Maybe it is the same person doing this on a weekly basis since the pool seems to close at least once a week due to this same problem.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 at 09:21 AM
    This is why I only go to private pools. Let poor folks in and they will surley defecate in the pool. Heathens!
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Jul 21, 2008 at 04:44 AM
    Just another reason why I never go to public pools. You just never know what is in the water. The problem with any public pool is you get nothing but undesirables using the facility. It's not theirs and they treat it as so. Same reason people litter; it's not their yard so who cares? Uneducated, lazy and no sense of responsibility.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Jul 21, 2008 at 03:59 AM
    This happens all the time in Lexington at Castlewood pool, (which I attend several times a week) but the lifeguards here seem to get a kick out of it, because it means they don't have to work when the pool is busy. Makes me think that they may put it (or something that looks like it) in the pool just so they can get a break on a busy day. Just last week we had to sit out of the pool for 2 hours of the 2hrs 30mins that we were there, and then we just decided to leave. They didn't close, but they cont. to take money by the patrons that came in even though they were going to be out for 1 hour and a 30mins (they didn't even bother to tell them!) So, call the parks and rec in Lexington and find out how often this happens at their pools! But yet they never close the pools; they just make their patrons sit for hours in the sun when it happens and only tell them it will be 30 mins before getting back in and that 30mins turns into 45-90 mins!!!! This problem is getting way out of hand.
  • by Just floored Location: Lexington on Jul 20, 2008 at 09:19 PM
    I'm just floored that this even was considered news.
  • by traveler Location: eastern ky on Jul 20, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    I have not attended the park but was planning to with my family which does consist of my husband, myself and three children which are 9 years, 7 years, and a 1 year old unpotty trained child. However, I suppose I will spend my money at another park which will allow untrained swim diaper children. Oh yeah Francis you mispelled a word how uneducated.
  • by Theresa Location: Clay City on Jul 20, 2008 at 05:41 PM
    This is why I refer to "swim parks" as public restrooms. I don't allow my family to go to those nasty places because people don't stop to think about what they do and how it effects others.
  • by RYAN Location: RICHMOND on Jul 20, 2008 at 04:13 PM
    THIS IS NOT THE 1ST TIME THAT HAS HAPPENED, IT HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. IF A CHILD MESSES IN THE POOL, THE POOL IS CLOSED AND NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN, I STOPPED GOING TO THIS POOL BECAUSE OF THE THIS PROBLEM. SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THE CHILDREN HAVE SWIMMERS ON OR THEY ARE POTTY TRAINED.
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