UPDATE: The City of Abilene said Friday night, after thorough investigation, Rose Park Pool's chemical levels tested safe multiple times. The tests administered by City of Abilene Recreation Division staff, YMCA of Abilene staff and the City of Abilene?s Environmental Lab staff revealed chemical levels in the pool to be normal.
The City of Abilene also said in a statement that chlorine is not used in the Rose Park Pool.
" A bleach solution, safer than chlorine and similar to household bleach, is used for pool maintenance," said Callie Harris with the City of Abilene.
The pool is scheduled to reopen Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m..
ORIGINAL STORY: A trip to the pool takes a scary turn Friday afternoon when more than a dozen children had to be sent to the hospital.
Emergency crews were called out to the where several children were having trouble breathing.
The City of Abilene quickly closed the public pool.
19 children and a unknown number of adults were evacuated.
6 children were taken by ambulance to Hendrick Medical Center.
13 were treated at the scene, then transported to Hendrick on a CityLink bus as a precautionary measure.
The city spokesperson said they are checking the chemical feed system, but believe the illnesses may be linked to one of the chemicals used to sanitize the water.
KTXS will bring you any updates as they become available.