Swimming pools at resorts owned by President Donald Trump in the state of Florida are being hit with citations and closures due to their being unhealthy.
Imbalanced pH levels of the pools at Trump’s properties forced some closures, or otherwise resulted in citations against the properties. Such imbalances have the potential to cause various illnesses, including gastrointestinal, respiratory, and neurological conditions, according to reporting from Quartz.
These weren’t just isolated occasions, according to government records. There were dozens of incidents, in fact, that were cited by state health officials demonstrating that Trump’s properties in Florida had a higher rate of violations than other comparable properties in the area.
Over the past 12 months, pools at various Trump resorts across the Sunshine State have been closed 10 times.
Mar-a-Lago saw 11 unsatisfactory ratings or closures from health officials during that time. Trump International Beach Resort saw 10 violations or closures. Thirteen other violations were cited at an additional six other properties. At Mar-a-Lago alone, there were at least five instances where the pools at the resort had to be shut down over the course of the past year.
Trump has frequently touted his hotels and other properties as being superb. Yet on other measures, he has misled the public, including telling apparent lies about how well he has treated his employees and their families.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump bragged that his properties provided childcare not just to patrons but also to staffers at his resorts as well. It turned out, according to reporting from the New York Daily News, that those claims by then-candidate Trump were incorrect — workers alleged that they were not offered the opportunity to utilize Trump properties’ childcare services.