Splashes Leisure Pool in Kent Closed After 80 Kids Fell Sick


A mom sparked a slew of angry Facebook posts after she wrote about her child catching a bug from a swimming pool in Kent, England.

Around 80 kids fell violently ill following their visit to Splashes Leisure Pool in Bloors Lane, Rainham, on Friday.

The outbreak of sickness and diarrhea was so severe, some children had to be taken to the hospital over the weekend.

Samantha Kemsley said her daughter was violently sick over 15 times, and she was "overwhelmed" to discover so many other parents had the same experience.

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Laura Hyland wrote,


Countless parents commented underneath, sharing stories about how their children also fell sick after visiting the pool.


The pool was dyed red over Halloween weekend, which many parents thought was the cause.


But Medway Council suggested the outbreak may have been linked to a couple of sick kids bringing the illness in.

Authorities warned parents not to visit the pool if their children were sick.

A spokesperson for Medway Council told Kent Online,

The pool is closed while it undergoes its deep clean. No time frame has been given for its reopening.