Seven Peaks Waterpark in Porter, Ind., was forced to close in June amid safety complains, and was unable to reopen before Labor Day.
Earlier in the season about a dozen children had to seek medical attention for pool chemical burns. Two other park guests suffered from broken collar bones while on one of the park rides, Keith Letta, Porter county health department administrator, said in an earlier interview with Aquatics International.
“All of their chlorination equipment was down, and they were trying to do it by hand,” said Letta.
The park was forced to close by the health department.
“They were never able to make the changes, corrections, repairs, [that were necessary] to satisfy all the multiple [agencies], so they never [re] opened,” he said. “There were [also] some structural issues that the town building inspector was interested in.”
"We are definitely opening next year," said Jo Penney, a Seven Peaks spokesperson. "Unfortunately, we couldn't open this year, but we will make up for it next year. The waterpark has "lots of exciting plans" for next season, including the unveiling of new, upgraded equipment, she said.