An infant flushed this perfect pool day down the toilet at one Gowanus swimming spot.
“Somebody didn’t put a Pampers on their kid,” a staffer at the Douglass and DeGraw Pool told The Post about the Friday evening accident.
Patrons who showed up Saturday morning hoping to beat the heat with a refreshing dip were livid to learn about the unsanitary conditions.
“What the f***? On the hottest day? They closed the pool?” fumed Suegeil Mercado, 43, who brought his 6-year-old daughter to the Gowanus pool. “And the mayor said he was going to open the pools early for the heat. We got up for this too!”
Around 11 a.m., a line began to form outside the gates. Workers were on hand to inform people of the closure, as there was no sign posted outside the pool.
“Red Hook it is!” one disappointed pool-goer exclaimed upon learning of the shut-down.
Pool staffers attempted to placate another disappointed kid with snacks.
“He’s very upset,” said Zina Franklin, 55, of her 11-year-old grandson, Jeremiah.
“We’re gonna suffer out here,” she said, noting that temperatures will be too high for a beach day. “The sand is going to be too hot. They said on the news you’re going to get blisters [on your feet].”
The pool is expected to reopen Sunday at 11 a.m., according to a posting on the city Parks website.
Parks has extended hours at all city Olympic- and intermediate-sized pools to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees on both days, with a heat index as high as 111.
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