Kids Getting Cut Up During Swims in Glenside Baby Pool, Officials Not Sure Why

Parks and recreation officials in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are trying to figure out what's cutting young children during swims in a Glenside baby pool.

Dozens of residents posted Monday in a Facebook community group saying their kids got cuts to their hands and feet during visits to the Glenside Pool along Keswick Avenue. The pools opened Saturday.

One parent, who asked not to be identified, shared photos from Sunday of his daughter's cut fingers and feet. At first, the father thought his 4-year-old got the injuries from running and playing on the cement, but the girl suffered additional cuts after a swim Monday.

Brian Hinson, Cheltenham's Director of Parks and Recreation, told NBC10 staff checked the pool for sharp objects, but could not find a problem.

A pool specialist is being called in Tuesday morning to check again, according to Hinson. He said they will drain the pool as a last resort.

Township manager Bryan Haver said the pool was resurfaced after last summer and that the town is working to address the problem.

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