According to the CDC, COVID-19 cannot survive in properly treated pool and hot tub water. In addition, the World Health Organization states that controlling water quality is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
During this crisis, it is important that pools and hot tubs be properly maintained because:
- The maintenance of properly sanitized swimming pools and other artificial bodies of water is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and help maintain community health.
- Without proper pool maintenance (which includes circulation and treatment of water) various pathogens can grow, such as Pseudomonas, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Shigella, etc. It can also create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, other pests and the diseases they may carry. This presents a risk not only to bathers but to the entire community at large.
- As children and families across the country are being asked to reduce outside contact or even shelter at home, and gyms and other public facilities are closing, the backyard pool provides the ideal way for families to focus on their health and well-being. These pools should be properly maintained by a service professional to ensure proper sanitation measures are taking place.
- Pool maintenance should be performed by an industry professional. We have CPO Certification
- If you are attempting to treat your own pool, necessary chemicals can be and should be purchased. Please be sure to read the entire label and follow all manufacturer instructions when applying and storing chemicals. Additionally, wear gloves and goggles and store chemicals and material in a safe, secure place.
- Many of the chemicals retailers sell can also be used for surface disinfection, drinking water treatment, and more. Be sure to ask them!
- Retailers are making accommodations to service customers like curbside pick-up, ship-to-home, in-home appointments, and the like.
Pool Safety Is Our Priority
We have implemented guidelines to service pools safely during the pandemic:
- We have instructed pool techs to let their presence be known to customers when they arrive to service the pool. We have also instructed our clients to please vacate not only the pool but also the pool area and go inside the house when the pool tech arrives
- We have equipped our pool techs with faces shields and mouth coverings for everyone\’s protection. We have also instructed them to keep the recommended social distance of 6 feet.
- We have instructed our pool techs to disinfect the surfaces they touch after they finish servicing the pool
With schools close and children at home, we also want to promote drowning prevention. This is especially true if you have small children or grandchildren as drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. Here is a short video prepared by Nicklaus Children Hospital with valuable information on this matter.