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Which Lancaster County pools had bacterial failures in 2018?

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About one out of three state-regulated pools and hot tubs in the county had at least one failure because of unhealthy bacteria levels during last year’s swim season, which runs May 1 through Sept. 30.

That includes pools and hot tubs at community centers, hotels, campgrounds and water parks.

Overall, there were 135 bacterial failures reported in 2018, according to the Department of Health.

Click here to find out how different facilities responded to the failures, plus information on how testing is done.

Here is the list, by the numbers. 

10 or more failures

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park (11 bacterial failures) 


5 or more failures

Comfort Inn Lancaster County (7 bacterial failures)

Comfort Suites Manheim / Chestnut Hill Villa (5 bacterial failures)


4 failures

Eden Resort & Suites                                                             

Lititz Springs Swimming Pool                     


3 failures

Adamstown Community Swimming Pool                              

America’s Best Value Inn – Soudersburg Motel                    

The Bradford Apartments                                                     

The Crest at Elm Tree                                                            

Hillcrest Swim Club, Akron                                                    

Leola Community Pool and Park                                           

Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort       

Collage: Lancaster County pools that reported the most bacteria failure violations in 2018

According to the state Department of Health, there were 135 bacteria failure violations reported in Lancaster County in 2018, spanning from May to September. Of those 135, 116 were private pools and 19 were public pool.

Seen in this photo collage are: top left: Comfort Inn Lancaster County (7 reported failures), top right: Eden Resort & Suites (4); middle photos: Lititz Springs Swimming Pool (4); bottom left: Comfort Suites Manheim (5); bottom middle: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (11); bottom left: Chestnut Hill Villa (5). 


2 failures

Best Western Revere Motor Inn                                           

Cherry Lane Motor Inn

Clarion Inn Historic Strasburg Inn

Colebook Apartments

Comfort Inn Lancaster County North                                    

Ephrata Community Pool                                                      

Hempfield Recreation Complex                                            

Homewood Suites                                                                 

Kensington Club

Lancaster Inn & suites

Masonic Village

Nickel Mines Swim Club                                                        

Pheasant Ridge                                                                      

Shady Grove Campground                                                     

Sleep Inn & Suites

Starlite Camping Resort                                                         

Valleybrook Estates Condo

Willowood Swim Club                                                           

Windsor Court Townhouses


1 failure

Amish Country Motel Pool

Camp Andrews

Candlewood Suites

Cedar Acres East Pool

Cloister Gardens Apartments

Comfort Suites – Amish Country

Conestoga Township Community Pool

Country Inn & Suites – Lancaster

The Crossings at Rocky Springs

Dutch Wonderland Duke’s Lagoon Phase II & III

East Petersburg Community Pool

Elizabethtown College Student Union Swimming Pool

Ephrata Recreation Center

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Lancaster

Greenfield Estates

Hampton Inn Lancaster

Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain Springs

Hershey Farm Family Time Motor Inn

Highlands at Warwick

Hilton Garden Inn Lancaster

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Home2 Suites Lancaster

Knights Inn – Lancaster

Lake-In-Wood Resort

Lancaster Estates Condominium Association

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Lancaster Travelodge

The Landings at Eagle Heights

Manor House Apartments Pool

Mill Creek Manor

Mill Stream Country Inn

New Holland Community Pool

Newport Commons

Promised Land Camp

Red Run Campground

Rodeway Inn Amish Country / Italian Villa East

Sill’s Family Campground

Southern End Community Association Pool

Spring Gulch Resort Campground

Sun Valley Campground

Tru Hotel by Hilton Lancaster East

The Villas of Castleton

Wingate by Wyndham

Woodcrest Retreat