Ross Jones Memorial Pool, Coogee Beach closed after fly larvae was found in the water

A popular beach pool was closed to Sydneysiders hoping to cool off over the weekend after “some unwelcome swimmers” were found in the water.

Randwick City Council closed the Ross Jones Memorial Pool at Coogee Beach for maintenance after reports of fly larvae was detected on Friday.

“These smallish flies are pretty common in muggy weather” council stated on social media on Friday.

“They lay their eggs in decaying seaweed — gross.”

Council workers were able to quickly clean and empty the pool to remove any fly larvae found in the water, helping to reopen the pool before the end of the weekend.

Visitors were able to jump back in the water on Saturday.

“Thanks to the hard work of our beach services team, a new southerly swell and a drop in humidity — we had Ross Jones Memorial Pool at Coogee Beach back in swimming shape on Saturday,” council stated.

“Thanks for your patience, we will continue to monitor the pool for any further outbreaks.”

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