How to Keep Your Pool Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This summer, more people are spending time at home. They are most likely going to be in their pools more often due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While they may be feeling safe at home, some people may also be concerned about how to keep their pool safe from the coronavirus.
While the CDC reports that there is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through pool water, it’s important to maintain proper operation and disinfection of all pools. According to the CDC, you should inspect your pool before getting into the water. This includes checking the water’s pH and free chlorine. This can easily be done by using test strips found at your local pool store. If you have a saltwater pool, your pool’s saltwater can convert to chlorine, so it is safe as well.
It’s important that pool chemistry is balanced to normal levels. WTSP-TV in Tampa, Florida reports that this can help to protect against the coronavirus. Right now Florida is seeing an uptick of coronavirus cases with more than 77,000 people that have contracted it.
Besides checking your water’s pool chemistry, it’s also important to note that you can still catch the virus through respiratory droplets from an infected person if those droplets make it into your body orally or through your nose. So, if you’re not feeling well, or know of someone who is not feeling well, it’s best to keep your distance and stay out of the pool.
While many people are focused on keeping their pool water safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you shouldn’t forget about other pool safety as well. During the summer months, drowning also becomes a concern. That’s why it’s important to always keep the area around your pool safe.
Whether you have children in your home or not, you should always have the area around your pool protected with a pool fence. Protect-A-Child Pool Fence can help. We can answer any questions about pool fences to help keep your child safe. Find out more about why it’s so important to have a pool fence around your pool at all times. Call us today at 1-772-398-3400 so we can start making your pool area safer for everyone.