Your Swimming Pools Is Safe From COVID-19
With all the unknown surrounding the COVID-19 virus, many people are wondering whether using swimming pools and spas can spread the infection.
The good news is that the CDC announced there's no evidence to support Coronavirus spreading through properly maintained spas and swimming pools.
For general health and safety concerns, even without COVID-19 as a primary concern, pool and spa owners should ensure their pools are properly sanitized and cleaned. By doing so, you're taking the right steps to ensure that any bacteria or viruses aren't able to thrive.
Depending on the type of pool you have, bromine and chlorine are the most commonly used compounds for sanitizing pool water. These chemicals interact with bacteria, neutralizing them in the process.
If you currently own or you're thinking about getting a swimming pool, here are some helpful tips for keeping your pool healthy for yourself, family, friends, and guests.
Follow A Meticulous Cleaning Schedule - To maintain the optimal pH level, you should test your water at least once a week, and more often when heavily used. If the balance is off, add needed chemicals or consult with your pool builder to get it back in balance.
No Swimming For Those Who Feel Unwell - One way to avoid adding bacteria to your swimming pool is by not allowing anyone who is feeling sick to swim as a preventative measure for everyone.
Don't Exceed Capacity Limits - While you might want to have one-hundred of your closest friends come over to swim on the hottest days of the year, it's essential not to exceed the recommended capacity limit. Generally, this is approximately one person per three feet.
Keep A Clean Poolside - A clean pool deck helps to promote a more immaculate pool. Take time to sanitize and wash off pool furniture, the decking, and common areas where people hang out. When cleaning the deck, use chlorinated water to wash the cement, paying particular attention to places with puddles.
Install Additional Sanitizers - Installing a UV or ozone system helps in neutralizing bacteria and other viruses from your pool water.
Following these tips should help to alleviate any concerns you have about opening your pool this season. As a responsible private pool owner in the age of Coronavirus, it's understandable to be concerned about the potential spread of this contagion. Luckily, you don't have to put a summer filled with fun and sun on hold. All you need to do is take the proper precautions to ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing as your guest.
If you're ready to have more fun in your backyard this summer, call on an expert pool builder at Hopkins Custom Pools to discuss your project. We happily serve clients throughout Rockwall, Texas.