COVID-19 is taking the world over and not in a good way. Many large and small businesses are having their employees work from their homes. While schools are closing, kids and teenagers are staying home. If you have a swimming pool, you may be in luck.
As I stated in a previous post, the CDC states “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans by using pools or hot tubs.”
Maintenance is a very important aspect that pool owners must take into account to keep their pools running properly. Not only does proper maintenance extend the life of your swimming pool, it will also give you more time to enjoy your pool.
Although the pool water is safe, it is essential to follow these tips from the CDC.
- Use test strips to check chlorine or bromine and pH levels before getting into the water.
- Rinse off in a shower for one minute prior to and after getting out of the pool. This helps get rid of most of the stuff that might be on the swimmer’s body.
Any swimming pool part that is not under chlorinated water can be a harbor for the virus. The COVID-19 coronavirus can survive:
- maximum of four hours on copper
- maximum of 24 hours on cardboard
- up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel (pool rails, floats or other surfaces)
Please don’t take any chances. Keep anyone who has, or may have the virus out of your pool and spa until they have fully recovered.
We are an “essential” industry with our staff providing products and services. Our commitment to our valuable customers will not change.
On behalf of the Ohana Pool & Spa family, please stay home and stay safe.