Gansevoort Hotel Pool Flunks Water Quality Test, Report Says

By Tom Liddy on July 10, 2011 7:22pm 

The rooftop pool at the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District.
The rooftop pool at the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District.
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MANHATTAN - The water's, uh, not so fine.

The pool at the Hotel Gansevoort scored lowest in a water quality test among six facilities around the city, according to a published report.

The water at the famed Meapacking District hotel tested positive for coliform bacteria, particulates and high levels of nitrates and sodium, said the New York Post, which conducted the tests.

By contrast, pools tested in each of the five boroughs - Dry Dock in Lower Manhattan, Crotona in The Bronx, Red Hook in Brooklyn, Tompkinsville in Staten Island and Astoria in Queens - "nearly [met] drinking water standards," said biochemist Thomas Mullen, of Water Test America, according to the paper.

"Our pools are tested 3 times each day, chemicals and temperature are adjusted three times a day to meet all city requirements," said Gansevoort spokeswoman Tanya Ali. "We have passed all city health department inspections."

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