How is your pool secure from COVID-19?
This is unprecedented, nothing of this sort and magnitude has been experienced by most of us. The world has come to a halt. Airlines are grounded, schools are close, trade is cut off, markets are shut down, people are locked down, park are empty. All of this means that the parents cannot go to work and kids cannot go outside neither for play nor for study. So this has left us with only one option i.e. to stay in your house and stay engaged with indoor activities.
What’s better than spending some quality and fun time at your swimming pool during this pandemic. Now just like any sensible and responsible person, the first question that pops up in our mind, IS MY SWIMMING POOL SAFE FROM CORONA VIRUS?
So the answer is, Off Course, your swimming pool is one of the safest place in your home. In properly maintained and chlorinated pool waters, you don’t have to worry about any bacterial diseases or viral infections. That’s one of the perks you enjoy when you hire a professional and trained pool maintenance company like CRYSTAL POOL.
What do the expert say?
When it comes to swimming pool almost all the top global health authorities consider pools as safe and secure from Novel Corona Virus. Experts say that chlorine and other chemicals used for pool maintenance and cleaning are sufficient to kill traces of the virus. Here are some statements from few of the leading governing bodies:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of swimming pools and Jacuzzi. With professional and proper pool service, maintenance, and disinfection with chlorine and bromine, should remove or neutralize the virus that causes disease like COVID-19.
The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG), a not-for-profit group dedicated to raising pool water quality, stated that it is “generally safe” to go swimming at the moment. Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended chlorination level of 15mg.min/litre is sufficient to kill enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
Better Be Safe Than Sorry
It is needless to say that still all the necessary precautions must be taken as advised by medical experts outside the pool water. For instance proper shower before and after the swimming session is highly advise. Avoid touching the metal objects like pool railing or pool ladder etc. We also recommend to avoid using any public pool to reduce the spread of disease.
It is safe to conclude that your swimming pools, if properly chlorinated with balanced chemistry under expert care, is pretty bug-free. One more conclusive evidence of this statement is the fact that The Official sports body Swim England is continuing to plan for swimming sport events as normal.