Splash Valley using state-of-the-art filter to prevent contamination

Filter able to stop cryptosporidium

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Memorial Day means it's time to hit the pool, but before you hit the water, think about what could be lurking under the surface.

Infections caused by contaminated pool water are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One dangerous germ, cryptosporidium, is small and hard to catch, but Splash Valley Water Park has found a solution.

A state-of-the-art DE filter is able to catch smaller germs before they hit the water.

Splash Valley aquatic supervisor Jen Ewan said the filter isn't required at water parks, but it's worth the investment.

"Not many aquatic places around have this technology. It's certainly up and coming. it's not something everybody has, but probably want," said Ewan.

Splash Valley staff have a piece of advice for parents or any water park guests: rinse off before entering any pool, that can cut down on contamination risks.