Abandoned High Point pool worries neighbors

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HIGH POINT, NC -- The City of High Point is in the midst of nuisance abatement procedures for a pool that has not been used in two years.

Knoll Creat Swim Club near Andrews High School in High Point, is overgrown with grass and weeds. The water in the pool is greenish-yellow, and algae an bugs are visible in it.

Neighbor Kathy Larkins called it an eyesore.

"It's sad to look at. It's depressing," Larkins said.

High Point Assistant City Manager Pat Pate said the City has tried to contact the owners without success.

In the meantime, Pate said the City has a contract with a company to mow the property on Friday.

As for the water, because it is private property, Pate said the City would need City Council approval to attempt to drain the pool or find a permanent solution.

According to Pate, Knoll Crest Swim Club, Inc owes between $12,000 and $13,000 in back taxes and maintenance fees, as the City has had to mow the property before.

Pate also said the Guilford County Health Department has put mosquito-repellant into the water to keep the insects from breeding.

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