Thirteen Hudson Valley pools were deemed the worst in all of New York State with many critical health or safety violations.

In 2017 hundreds of swimming pools received violations by the New York State Department of Health for violating New York state health and safety codes, according to newyorkupstate.com

The website then searched state records from the New York State Department of Health and the listed the worst 20 pools. These pools had the most critical violations. 13 of the 20 are in the Hudson Valley.

Health inspectors across the state inspected public swimming pool and pools at hotels, spas, country clubs and fitness centers, according to Syracuse.com

Below are the 13 pools with the most critical violations:

Cong Chaside Nadvorno, Woodridge (14 violations)

  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided (4)
  • Lifesaving equipment present at pool deck (2)
  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured (4)
  • Main drain grate adequate - in place (4)

Catskill Mountains Resort, Barryville (11 violations)

  • Lifesaving equipment present at pool deck (5)
  • Pool are properly enclosed and secured (5)
  • Overcrowding of pool resulting in poor supervision

Emerald Green Pool, Rock Hill (9 violations)

Kiddie pool:

  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured
  • Continuous operation of filtration and disinfection equipment
  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided
  • Other (3)

Pool:

  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured
  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided
  • Other

Pine Circle Estates, Monticello (8 violations)

  • Main drain Grate Adequate - In Place (2) supply and/or sewage system and pool water system
  • Main Drain grate adequate - in place (2)
  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured (4)

Camp Nageela, Fallsburg (7 violations)

  • Emergency lighting source provided/maintained where night swimming is allowed
  • Lifesaving equipment present at pool deck
  • No unapproved chemicals or methods of application (2)
  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided
  • Other (2)

Poughkeepsie Middle School, Poughkeepsie (6 violations)

  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided (3)
  • Continuous operation of filtration and disinfection equipment
  • Other (2)

Yeshiva Zichron Mayer, Mountaindale (6 violations)

  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured (2)
  • Lifesaving equipment present at pool deck (2)
  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided
  • Other

Inspector's notes: Operator told not to open pool until many issues addressed 

Achdus Summer Homes, Highland Mills (5 violations)

  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided (3)
  • Continuous operation of filtration and disinfection equipment (2)

Brookside Estates, South Fallsburg (5 violations)

  • Lifesaving equipment present at pool deck
  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided (3)
  • Main drain grate adequate - in place

Dynasty Cottages, Monticello (5 violations)

  • Minimum Disinfectant Residual Provided
  • Pool Area Properly Enclosed and Secured (2)
  • Lifesaving Equipment Present at Pool Deck
  • Other

Inspector's notes: Pool closed due to high pH

Ferry Crossing Condominium, Newburgh (5 violations)

  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured
  • Main drain grate adequate - in place (2)
  • Other (2)

Forest Pond Resort Condominium, South Fallsburg (5 violations)

  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided
  • Continuous operation of filtration and disinfection equipment
  • Pool area properly enclosed and secured
  • Other (2)

Inspector's notes: Kiddie pool lacked a self-closing door. The chlorine was greater than fiv, and the pH was unreadable due to the high chlorine.

S.L. Cottages, Monroe (5 violations)

  • Minimum disinfectant residual provided (2)
  • No unapproved chemicals or methods of application
  • Continuous operation of filtration and disinfection equipment (2)

All of the above violations, via newyorkupstate.com, are recitations of the law, not inspector's notes.