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					Hickory Ridge
 Home Owners
  Association
Pool Operations
    Manual

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Table of Contents
Pump Room Diagram .................................................................................................................................... 3
Schedule ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
Vacuuming Pool ............................................................................................................................................ 5
Pool Chemicals .............................................................................................................................................. 6
   Chemtrol Unit – (picture 2) ....................................................................................................................... 6
       Bromine control .................................................................................................................................... 6
       PH control ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Cleaning Main Catch Basin Basket ................................................................................................................ 8
Cleaning Inline Filter for Chemtrol Unit ........................................................................................................ 9
Backwashing filters (picture 6) .................................................................................................................. 10
Filling Brominator Tank ............................................................................................................................... 11
Filling Soda Ash Dispenser .......................................................................................................................... 12
Miscellaneous events.................................................................................................................................. 13
   If water level is low in pool ..................................................................................................................... 13
   System loses prime ................................................................................................................................. 13
   Pump panel does not supply power to pump......................................................................................... 14
Pool Closing Procedures.............................................................................................................................. 15
Pool Opening Procedures ........................................................................................................................... 15
Monroe County Department of Public Health Pool Information ............................................................... 16




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                                                             Pump Room Diagram




                                                                                                                                                                  Main Drain Valve
                                                                                                                             Skimmer Valve
                                                                                                                                                                                     Normal Settings:




                                                                                                              Vacuum Valve
                                                               Chemtrol Inline                                                                                                       Main Valve open ½ way
                   Pool Heater                                     Filter                                                                                                            Skimmer Valve full open
                  (set for 80-82
                                                                                                                                                                                     Vacuum Valve closed
                    degrees)
                                                                                                                                                                                     valve parallel to pipe= fully open
                                                                                                                                                                                     valve perpendicular=fully closed)




                                                                                                                                             Valve to fill pool
                                                                                 D
                   Pool Heater
                                                                                 i
                  (set for 80-82
Circuit Breaker




                                                                                 s
                    degrees)                                    Skimmer
                                                                                 c                                                                                                   Settings:
                                                                 Basket
      Box




                                                                                 h                                                                                                   Sand Filter PSI
                     Bromine By-pass                                             a              Sand Filter                                                                          (located on top of filter)
                   valve: keep closed
                                                                         Filter r                                                                                                    normal reading ~20 PSI
                                                                        Settings g
                                               Bromine




                                                                                                                                               Pump Power
                                               accuator:                                                                                                                             reading > 29 PSI backwash
                                             controlled by                       e                                                                                                   filters
                                                                 Pump




                                                                                                                                                 Panel
                                             Chemtrol unit

                                                                 Motor
                                                                                 P                                                                                                   Pool Heater – 80-82 degree
                  Bromin-            Valve to control                            i
                                     bromine to pool:
                    ator            keep open ½ way                              p                                                                                                   Chemtrol Unit
                                                                                 e              Sand Filter                                                                          Bromine
                                                                          Filter                                                                                                     (left dial, outside numbers)
 Chemtrol




                                                                         Settings                                                                                                    setting 2.5
   unit




                                                               Pump Valve                                                                                                            reading 2 to 3

                  Soda Ash                                                                                                                                                           PH (right dial)
                                                                                                                                                                                     setting 7.4
                                                                                                                                                                                     reading 6.8-7.6
                                                                                                Sand Filter
                                        Door                                      Filter
                                                                                 Settings
                                                                 Water Heater




                                                                                     Figure 1




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Schedule
Daily
       check chemicals and adjust chemtrol unit if needed
       check PSI on sand filters, backflush unit if needed
       clean skimmer basket through pool

Weekly
   Clean Main Catch Basin Basket
   Clean Chemtrol Filter

As Needed
     Backwash Filters
     Fill Brominator
     Fill Soda Ash




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Vacuuming Pool

Fill Vacuum hose by submerging completely under water. There are (2) vacuum ports in the pool, one
located in deep end under the water pipe and the other in the shallow end near the office entrance.

       Remove outlet cover for the vacuum port you are going to use
       Install vacuum fixture into outlet
       Connect hose to vacuum fixture

Note: most of the pool can be reached by the outlet in the shallow end. You may be able to brush the
remaining portion of the pool debris so it can be reached from the vacuum)

In pump room
     Main valve should be ½ open (picture 1)
     Shut skimmer valve completely (picture 1)
     Open vacuum valve (picture 1)
     vacuum pool

Once vacuuming is complete reset the valves to normal setting
    Main valve open ½ way (picture 1)
    Skimmer valve complete open (picture 1)
    Vacuum valve closed (picture 1)
    Remove hose and vacuuming filter and replace outlet cover


Note: If vacuum hose is brought out of the pool during the operation you will need to bleed the sand
filters of air. This procedure is documented in the Backwashing of filters sections.



                          Main Drain Valve



                             Skimmer Valve




                   Vacuum Valve




                                               Picture 1

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Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals should be checked using supplied kit. Results should be recorded in daily operational
sheet. The tests and normal ranges should be scheduled as follows.
ppm=parts per million

Test                                Schedule                             Range
Bromine                             3 x daily                            2ppm-3ppm
PH                                  3 x daily                            6.8-7.6 (7.2 is preferred)
Total Alkalinity                    2 x week (Sat and Wed)               100ppm-120ppm
                                                                         Do not let it fall below 100
Calcium Hardness                    2 x week (Sat and Wed)               150-300


Chemical Guidelines
    ~16lbs of Sodium Bicarbonate will increase Total Alkalinity by 10ppm
    ~11lbs of calcium chloride will increase Caclium Hardness by 10ppm
    ~10lbs of soda ash will increase PH by .1 and Total Alkalinity by 3ppm
    1 gallon of muriatic acid (31.45%) will decrease PH by .26 and reduce total alkalinity by 5

Chemtrol Unit – (picture 2)

Chemtrol unit is located on the left wall and controls both the accetuator for the brominator and the
soda ash pump.

Bromine control – left side of unit
If the chemtrol sensors detect the bromine level is below the specified setting (2.5), the actuator is
opened allowing water to flow into the bromine tank. The chemtrol unit will keep the actuator open
until the bromine level increased to the specified setting or until 2 hours passes, whichever comes first.

Determine the current chemtrol value by reading the left gauge, outside numbers. When checking
bromine manually, ensure that the value is the same as what the chemtrol unit displays. If the values
differ adjust the unit to reflect tested result by rotating the “standardize” pin located below the bromine
gauge. If the “out of range” light is lit, but the actuator is not open, reset the 2 hour timer by turning
bromine switch to off and then back to auto.

PH control – right side of unit
If the chemtrol sensors detect the PH level is level is below the specified setting (7.4), the soda ash
pump is activated which will pump soda ash from the container into the water feed. The chemtrol unit
will keep the soda ash pump activated until the PH is normalized or 2 hours, whichever comes first.

 Determine the current chemtrol value by reading the right gauge. When checking PH level manually,
ensure that the value is the same as what the chemtrol unit displays. If the values differ adjust the unit
to reflect tested result by rotating the “standardize” pin located below the PH gauge. If the out of range
light is lit, but the soda pump is not running, reset the 2 hour timer by turning PH switch to off and then
back to auto.


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    Current bromine                               Current PH reading. .
  reading (outer #’s).                             Should be 6.8 to 78
   Should be 2 to 3

   Modify current setting                      Modify current setting
   (standarize). Use after                    (standarize). Use after
manual bromine reading via                   manual PH reading via test
 test kit to adjust chemtrol                   kit to adjust chemtrol



    Setting for Bromine.                        Setting for PH.
    Set to mark on dial                            Set to 7.4

         Should be set to                         Should be set to
       auto. To rest, flip off                  auto. To rest, flip off
        then back to auto                        then back to auto




                                 Picture 2




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Cleaning Main Catch Basin Basket

     Shutoff power to pump by pressing red button on the power panel located behind the sand
      filters
     Close valve located to right of pump by rotating it away from yourself (towards sand filters).
      This will hold water in pipe. (picture 3)
     Close off main valve . (picture 1)
     Close off skimmer valve . (picture 1)
     Ensure vacuum valve is closed . (picture 1)
     Remove lid from top of skimmer basket by loosening the (2) bolts holding the lid in place
     If the water level is dropping in basket, check all valves to ensure they are fully closed
     Remove skimmer basket and remove all debris
     If needed, add water to prime system, filling up prior to putting lid back in place
     Place lid back on skimmer and tighten the handle to seal
     Start pump by pressing green button on the power panel located behind the sand filters
     Open valve located to right of pump by pulling it towards yourself (away from sand filters)
      (picture 3)
     Open up main drain ½ way
     Open skimmer valve fully
     Keep vacuum valve closed
     Bleed each of the (3) filters by opening small valve located on top of filter (one at a time) until
      water starts to come out of the valve. Once water starts to come out, close valve (picture 4)
     Check water flow by reading gauges on both the top of the filters and the flow meter gauge
     Filters should read ~20 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch).
     If filters are above 30 PSI they should be backwashed
     If water flow or PSI reading is low or 0 you need to prime system

                      Shown: Valve Open
                      To close, squeeze handle
                      and push toward sand filters
                      until perpendicular to pipe




                                                     Picture 3

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                                 Bleeder valve




                            PSI reading




                                                 Picture 4


Cleaning Inline Filter for Chemtrol Unit

Filter is located on wall opposite door to pump room picture 5)
      Close valve located to right of the filter
      Unscrew the cover for the filter housing
      Remove filter and clean it off
      Reinstall filter and put housing back on
      Open valve located to right of the filter




                                                                  Shutoff valve to
                                                                   clean screen



                                Screen to clean
                               for chemtrol unit




                                                 Picture 5


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Backwashing filters (picture 6)
This should be done when pressure reading (located on top of sand filters) starts to reach 30 PSI

        Shutoff power to pump by pressing red button on the power panel located behind the sand
         filters
        On 1st sand filter rotate handle (clockwise) to “backwash” position
        On 2nd sand filter rotate handle (clockwise) to “closed” position
        On 3rd sand filter make sure the filter is set to “filter” position
        Start pump by pressing green button on the power panel located behind sand filters
        Water should start to come out of discharge pipe into sewer. Let it run for 4-5 minutes or until
         water runs clear, whichever takes longer
        Shutoff power to pump by pressing red button on the power panel located behind the sand
         filters
        On 1st sand filter rotate handle (clockwise) to “rinse/flush” position
        Start pump, water should start to come out of discharge pipe into sewer
        Run pump for 30 seconds
        Repeat procedure for the other (2) filters, always making sure that (1) filter is set to “backwash
         or rinse”, one “closed” and the remaining one set on “filter”
        Once procedure is complete for all (3) filters, shutoff main power to pump and position all (3)
         filters to “filter” mode.
        Start pump by pressing green button on the power panel located behind sand filters
        Bleed each of the (3) filters by opening small valve located on top of filter (one at a time) until
         water starts to come out of the valve. Once water starts to come out, close valve.

Note: Check to make sure all 3 of the filters are fully seated and set to “backwash”. There is a portion of the pipe
located to the right of the handle for each filter that is clear plastic. If water is is going through any of the pipes
you need to power off pump and rotate the filter setting clockwise to reseat the valve.
Check water level in pool (water level should be about ½ up the letter “F” on the depth markings), if water is low,
open up water valve to add water to pool.




                                     Filter position,
                                         normal

                        Rinse position




                        Backwash
                         position




                                                           Fi
                                                        Picture 6

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Filling Brominator Tank

Note: You must wear supplied mask and goggles. Old clothes should also be worn as chemical will
bleach clothing

       Shutoff power to pump by pressing red button on the power panel located behind the sand
        filters pumps
       Close main drain valve (picture 1)
       Close skimmer valve (picture 1)
       Fully open valve at bottom of brominator for approx 1 minute to empty tank (picture 7)
       Close valve at bottom of brominator (picture 7)
       Open brominator tank by unscrewing cap in top in counterclockwise motion
       Place large plastic funnel in top of unit
       Check bromine level, if needed load brominator with tablets from supplied buckets
             o Buckets are heavy..if needed empty ½ of the bucket into an empty bucket to ease lifting
                 tablets up to the brominator)
       Replace cap on brominator
       Start pump by pressing green button on the power panel located behind the sand filters
       Open main drain valve ½ way (picture 1)
       Open up skimmer valve all the way (picture 1)
       Open brominator valve located at bottom of brominator ½ way (picture 7)

Note: if the brominator was empty and the bromine reading from test kit is 0 you need to monitor pool
a little more closely since it can overshoot and over brominate the pool. If over bromination occurs you
can use the theosulfate to reduce the bromine. This should be done in small increments to avoid
neutralizing to much of the pool.




                             Brominator Valve,
                              normal position




                                               Picture 7




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Filling Soda Ash Dispenser
If the soda ash container needs to be completely filled follow this procedure
      Unplug mixing motor
      Add 50 lb bag of Soda Ash to container and then fill with water
      Plug unit back into outlet to keep soda ash mixture blended

Normal Pump Setting (picture 8)
    Stroke Length – 75
    Pump Speed – 80

Priming Pump
     Pull knobs in back of the the motor until water fills the clear pipe, then release
     Normal setting for P.H. is 7.4 on Chemtrol unit

Note: If container is not empty you can estimate amount of soda ash to use (i.e. is ½ full you would add
25lbs soda ash




     Knobs located
    behind unit, pull                                                     Pump speed (80)
       to prime


                                                                       Stroke length (70)




                                                Picture 8


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Miscellaneous events


If water level is low in pool
      Check to make sure all filters are set to “filter”
      Check drainage line to ensure no water is being discharged
      Add water to pool by opening up valve to fill pool (picture 9)
      Water line should be in the middle of the “F” in the depth markings




                                        Valve to fill pool




                                               Picture 9



System loses prime
      Shutoff power to pump by pressing red button on the power panel located behind the sand
       filters
      Close valve located to right of pump by rotating it away from yourself (towards sand filters).
       This will hold water in pipe. (picture 3)
      Close off main valve (picture 1)
      Close off skimmer valve (picture 1)
      Ensure vacuum valve is closed (picture 1)
      Remove lid from top of skimmer basket by loosening the (2) bolts holding the lid in place
      Add water to prime system, filling up top
      Place lid back on skimmer and tighten the handle to seal
      Start pump by pressing green button on the power panel located behind the sand filters
      Open valve located to right of pump by pulling it toward yourself (away from sand filters
       (picture 3)
      Open up main drain ½ way (picture 1)
      Open skimmer valve fully (picture 1)
      Keep vacuum valve close (picture 1)


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      Bleed each of the (3) filters by opening small valve located on top of filter (one at a time) until
       water starts to come out of the valve. Once water starts to come out, close valve. (picture 4)
      Check water flow by reading gauges on both the top of the filters and the flow meter gauge
      Filters should read ~20 PSI.
      If filters are above 30 PSI they should be backwashed
      Water flow or PSI reading is low or 0 repeat the above steps


Pump panel does not supply power to pump
(This can happen after repeatedly powering pump on and off). Wait 5 minutes and the panel should
reset … try again




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Pool Closing Procedures (Design Pool does the major portions of the pool closing)
       Contact Design to schedule date
       Contact Monroe County Water to shutoff water in cabana
       Pool cover needs to be brought down from attic and placed outside on pool deck
       Purchase 24 gallons of non-toxic antifreeze (RV antifreeze can be used)
       Folding chairs and umbrellas, noodles, kickboards, etc placed in attic
       Remove handrails from pool and store in attic
       Remove large guard chair and store in attic
       Tables and heavy chairs can be placed in cabana area
       Speakers taken down and stored in heated space with stereo
       Remove all cleaning equipment and store in heated area
       All liquid chemicals should be stored in heated area
       Shutoff pump
       Probes from chemtrol unit need to be removed. They should be stored in a heated area covered
        with water. (One method is to place in large plastic cups filled with water and then covered
        with plastic wrap to prevent evaporation.)

Freeze proof water lines (2 person job)
     Close main water valve if water had not been shut off by Monroe Country Water
     Drain water heater then close valve
     Set water distribution valves so the valve from the PVC filler tube in attic is open
     Set water heater valve to permit antifreeze to go into tank
     Open all valves in washrooms, including showers
     Open outside faucets
     Drain toilets and remove water fill line
     Once water stop flowing
     Add 2 gallons of antifreeze and then shutoff feed into hot water heater
     Start to add more antifreeze, as the antifreeze starts to come out a faucet, shower..etc, shut it
        off. Do this until all valves, etc.. are closed
     Pour antifreeze into all sinks and faucets

Pool Opening Procedures (Design Pool does the major portions of the pool opening)
       Contact Design to schedule date
       Contact Monroe County Water to turn on water in cabana
       Folding chairs and umbrellas, noodles, kickboards, etc..removed from attic
       Remove pool cover and place in parking lot to dry. Once dry, blow it off with leaf blower. Roll
        unit up and place in attic. (At least 4 person job..the more the better)
       Install handrails around pool.
       Install large guard chair
       Tables and heavy chairs removed from cabana and placed around pool
       Speakers installed and hooked up to stereo
       Leave probes from chemtrol unit in pump room for Design to install, do not remove them from
        water.


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Monroe County Department of Public
     Health Pool Information




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                         Bureau of Public Health Engineering -Water Supply& PoolsSection



                        Public Pool Safety Plan Guideline:
     Fecal or Blood Contamination of Regulated Swimming Pools

Swimming is one of New York State's most popular recreational activities. With millions of people
visiting swimming pools every year, there may be incidents of fecal or blood contamination of swimming
pool water.   Although aesthetically displeasing, accidental discharges of feces, or occasional blood
contamination of swimming pool water may not require facility closure or replacement of pool water to
ensure that the health of bathers is protected. However, it is important to understand the appropriate
method of evaluating each incident so that pool water contamination response can be quick and effective.
By doing so, pool operators can minimize potential pool closure while also keeping bathers safe from
hazardous exposures. The following guidance should be used to evaluate an incident of swimming pool
contamination and determine the appropriate response.



Fecal Contamination


Fecal contamination of swimming pool water poses a potential risk of infection to bathers. Feces may
contain pathogenic or harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites that are resistant to chlorine at
concentrations found in a pool under normal operating conditions. Special precautions must be taken to
ensure that the water is made safe for bathers. Swimming pool operators must respond differently to
formed-stool and diarrhea in the swimming pool. Diarrhea may indicate that a bather is ill with pathogens
such as the highly chlorine-resistant parasite Cryptosporidium. Therefore, more stringent measures must
be taken to sanitize the pool when diarrhea discharges occur.


The following steps should be followed when fecal contamination of a swimming pool occurs.




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Formed-Stool (solid, non-liquid)

ß   Clear the pool of all bathers.


ß   Using a skimming net or scoop, remove as much fecal material as possible from the water and dispose
    into the sanitary sewer.



ß   Clean and disinfect the net (bleach/chlorine solution will work) to prevent reintroducing fecal matter
    to the water.



ß   Spot treat the area of the pool where the contamination occurred with approximately 8 - 10 ounces of
    chlorine.



ß   Raise the pool water's Free-Chlorine residual to 2 - 3 ppm (pH 7.2 - 7.5).


    ‹   Take chlorine readings from multiple locations around the pool to verify that all areas have
        reached 2 - 3 ppm.



ß   Close the pool for one (1) hour.


Diarrhea (liquid stool)

ß   Clear the pool of all bathers.


ß   Using a skimming net or scoop, remove as much fecal material as possible from the water and dispose
    into the sanitary sewer.



ß   Clean and disinfect the net (bleach/chlorine solution will work) to prevent reintroducing fecal matter
    to the water.



ß   Based on pool volume, calculate the amount of chlorine that is needed to establish 20 ppm of
    chlorine* in the pool.




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        ‹    2/3 quarts of 12% sodium hypochlorite Or ¼ pound of 65% calcium hypochlorite per 10,000
             gallons pool water will raise the free chlorine residual by approximately 2 ppm.



ß   Add the correct amount of chlorine to the pool. Chlorine may be added by hand around the swimming
    pool. Maintain the pH between 7.2 - 7.5.



ß   Keep the pool closed for 8 hours.**


    ‹        Continue to operate the filter and disinfection equipment during this period.


ß   After 8 hours, backwash filters thoroughly.


ß   Make sure that the chlorine concentration in the pool is within acceptable levels (0.6 ppm - 5.0 ppm)
    before allowing bathers to enter the water.




            Pool closure time is dependent on the level of free chlorine present in the water. The following combinations
            of Free Chlorine residual and pool closure time provide the same level of protection against disease
            transmission and can be substituted in lieu of 20ppm for 8 hours.



                                        Free Chlorine Residual*                   Closure Time**
                                                    15 ppm                             11 hours
                                                    10 ppm                             16 hours
                                                     5 ppm                             32 hours




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At Pools Using Bromine For Disinfection:


Little is known about Bromine's effectiveness against some parasites such as Cryptosporidium. To
ensure proper disinfection of the swimming pool water after a fecal discharge.



ß   Follow the directions above for the type of fecal discharge present in the pool.


    ‹   Based on pool volume, calculate the amount of chlorine that is needed to establish the required
        level of chlorine.


        °   1 3/5 quarts of 5% chlorine bleach Or 2/3 quarts of 12% sodium hypochlorite Or ¼ pound of 65% calcium
            hypochlorite per 10,000 gallons pool water will yield approximately 2 ppm of free chlorine.


        °   4 gallons of 5% Chlorine Bleach Or 6 2/3 quarts of 12% sodium hypochlorite Or 2 ½ pounds of 65%
            calcium hypochlorite per 10,000 gallons pool water will yield approximately 20 ppm of free chlorine.



ß   Add the appropriate amount of chlorine to the pool. Chlorine may be added by hand around the
    swimming pool.



ß   Keep the pool closed for the length of time specified for the type of fecal contamination (formed stool
    or diarrhea).



ß   After the appropriate length of pool closure, backwash filters thoroughly and wait until the
    disinfectant concentration is within acceptable levels before allowing bathers to enter the water.




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Blood Contamination


Blood discharge into swimming pool water poses very little risk to bather health when the swimming
pool's water chemistry and chlorine levels meet the requirements of the State Sanitary Code Subpart 6-1
"Swimming Pools." The chlorine (or bromine) that is already present in the pool quickly deactivates
pathogens that may be in blood. As a result, there have been no documented cases of blood-borne disease
transmission from swimming pool water. If blood contamination of a pool occurs, the following follow
steps should be taken.



ß   Test the pool's water chemistry and chlorine (or bromine) levels to ensure compliance with State
    Sanitary Code section 6-1.11 (c).



         ‹    If chlorine (or bromine) levels are satisfactory no further action is necessary.


         ‹    If disinfectant level does not meet the minimum level required for pool operation, the pool
              must be closed and chlorine (or bromine) added until levels are satisfactory.




                                               for further information:

                                    Monroe County Department of Public Health
                                           Water Supply & Pools Section
                                                    (585)274-6057




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