Updated: Apr 11, 2020
The most valuable tool in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is education. We feel it’s our responsibility as a company to provide accurate information regarding the relationship between COVID-19 and your pool/spa. Below you will see some frequently asked questions and our responses. All of the answers provided are based on information directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Please review this information, and please feel free to contact us at any time with questions.
Can the coronavirus spread through pools and spas?
No. The CDC issued the following statement about contracting COVID-19 coronavirus through pools and spas:
There is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please note the part that says, “Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection …”
Make sure you have the correct amount of sanitizer in the water and sanitize all non-submerged area (ie, ladders, slides, rails)
Make sure your pool or spa is running properly
Make sure you’re regularly inspecting your equipment
Is swimming in a chlorinated pool or spa safe?
Yes. The key is to keep the chlorine level within the recommended range of 1 ppm to 3 ppm. For this purpose, we recommend aiming for the higher end of that range: 3 ppm.
Does chlorine kill the coronavirus?
Yes. According to the CDC, chlorine and bromine should remove or inactivate the virus.
Should someone who has the coronavirus use a pool/spa?
No. The COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel surfac