The coronavirus pandemic is in the minds of almost, if not all people, right now. If you are a pool owner or a hot tub owner, you might have a few specific concerns and questions about them in relation to COVID-19. Here are the answers to the most common questions that you may have about taking care of your swimming pool and hot tub amid this crisis.
Can COVID-19 Spread Through Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs?
The answer is no. The CDC specifically said on their website that there’s currently no evidence of the coronavirus spreading through pools and hot tubs as long as they’re sanitized properly. This means that sanitizer like bromine or chlorine can inactivate or remove the virus.
Sanitizing Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
- Be sure that your swimming pool or hot tub is operating correctly, and that you are using it the way it’s designed to be used.
- Be sure that you are maintaining the equipment so that it functions properly.
- Be sure that you’re using the right amount of sanitizer in the water. That’s the most important thing you should not forget.
Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool?
The answer is yes provided that the swimming pool Myrtle Beach is chlorinated correctly. It means that the level of chlorine of between 1 part per million and 3ppm, with 3ppm as ideal. But if you are not feeling well, it is not ideal to go swim. Instead, you should regain your strength by resting.
Is It Safe To Use The Hot Tub?
It is safe to use the hot tub as long as it’s been chlorinated correctly. It means that the chlorine level of between 1ppm and 3ppm, with the latter as the ideal level.
Can Chlorine Kill COVID-19?
The CDC, which talks about science using scientific terms, said sanitizers like brome or chlorine could deactivate or get rid of the virus. This means, the answer to the question is yes. That’s why CDC suggests the use of diluted bleach when disinfecting households.
Warning About Pools and Hot Tubs
Although soaking or swimming is safe, there are two warnings that you need to remember. You must not swim or soak if you are sick. Although sanitizers like chlorine can kills some types of viruses, they can’t cure you in case you are ill because of a virus. Just soaking or swimming in chlorinated water isn’t a magic fix. If it was then nobody needs to die from this disease.
Apart from that, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Swimming could place undue stress and pressure on your lungs. And staying in a humid setting of a hot tub Myrtle Beach could make breathing a bit more difficult that it already is if you have been infected by COVID-19.
Don’t let a COVID-19 infected person to swim in your swimming pool or hot tub. As mentioned earlier, there’s still no evidence that soaking or swimming in swimming pools and hot tubs would spread the virus. But, a person who is can still cough into their hands and touch the side of the hot tub or the pool ladder, parts which are not submerged in the water that’s been chlorinated. If you or someone else would touch those parts after the infected person touches them, then you touch your face, mouth, eyes, or nose before you watch your hands or put them in the water that’s been chlorinated, then there’s a good chance that you’ll also become ill.
Call Elko Spas Billiards & Pools if you need expert help in the upkeep of your swimming pool or hot tub.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588