Is my pool safe during COVID
During these troubling times we could all use some good news. The CDC has publicly stated “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread by humans through the use of pool and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”
This is great news…but what does it mean to you? School’s out…restaurants/parks/beaches/etc are closed…there isn’t roll of toilet paper to be found at the store…and everyone’s starting to get cabin fever. One of the best ways to burn energy out of the kids and grandkids or the easiest ways to relieve your stress in these trying times can be found in the backyard pool.
With the increased use of the pool, are you confident managing the water quality? Is your pool guy/gal just walking back there, dumping in a bunch of chlorine, and calling it a day? While chlorine is essential, the key word to the CDC’s statement is “proper”. A pool could have normal or even high levels of chlorine, but if the remaining chemistry is incorrect then chlorine could be rendered ineffective. The same can be said about your pool’s circulation. If not managed properly, you could be unknowingly be exposed to very unsafe conditions.
With oversight in membership through national organizations such as the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) combined with internationally recognized qualifications such as the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) license, a licensed and insured pool service provider could take a very large question off of your plate during these times of great uncertainty.
Now that is a pool of information. However, there is an easier way to determine if your pool is safe during these times of uncertainty. Hire a certified pool professional to manage your pool’s cleaning cycle and service the equipment. Mention this article when you contact us to receive a free estimate.