Stuff reports:

A “mystery pooper” has pooed in Invercargill’s Splash Palace swimming pool five Friday evenings in a row.

City council aquatic services manager Pete Thompson said the culprit’s acts had cost the pool “tens of thousands of dollars” in lost revenue.

The pool was closed for cleaning for about six hours each time faecal matter was found in the water.

“It generally happens after 5pm each Friday night,” Thompson said.

It was unclear if one person or more was involved, with poo found in three pools in the complex on a Friday night about three weeks ago.


If it was five Fridays in a row, it must be deliberate. Very disgusting.

I wonder if they have cameras at the entrance which they could use to find out who was there all five Fridays. Can’t be too many.

Also is there anyway one could DNA test the poo, and ask those there each night to do a test, to clear themselves? They could refuse, but if only one refused that might lead somewhere.

“In one of those pools was diarrhoea … that was unfortunate.”

Yuck, yuck, yuck. I suspect pool attendance is going to plummet now.

If they catch the person responsible, I hope the prosecution gets a lot of publicity.

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