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CDC: Violation found in 80 percent of pool inspections

Heading to a public pool in Arizona this summer? Better think again.

A recent survey from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it found that 80 percent of public pools and hot tubs had at least one violation in five states including Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas — states that have a high number of public swimming pools.

The CDC said it analyzed more than 84,000 inspections of nearly 49,000 pools and found that 1 in 8 inspections resulted in immediate closure because of serious health and safety violations. It said that 1 in 5 kiddie pools were shut down.

The CDC said the most common violations involved improper pH levels, safety equipment and disinfectant concentration. The agency says nearly a third of local health departments don’t regulate or inspect public pools.

It says swimmers should be cautious before entering the water.

The Associated Press contributed to this story