Keeping Your Pool Clean During the Summer of COVID-19
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In the great state of Florida, many pool owners like to enjoy the use of their pools year-round, but the summertime is definitely when our swimming pools get the most use. With increased pool use on the horizon, you may be concerned about how to be a considerate pool owner during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. The Clean Pool Company has some good news for you.
According to the Center for Disease Control’s website, “CDC is not aware of any scientific reports of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or other treated aquatic venues.”
However, just because COVID-19 can’t be transmitted through the water in your swimming pool, doesn’t mean there aren’t other things you should be considerate of for your guests, family, and friends during this time. Here is a list of a few things you should do to help reduce illness and injury from your pool this summer.
If You Feel Sick, Stay Home
The chemicals that are pumped through your pool can only do so much damage to the germs and bacteria that are naturally present in your pool. If you are sick or ill, entering a pool could bring the contaminants in your pool to a level that your chemicals can’t combat, unless you over-treat your pool. No one enjoys swimming in a pool that is overrun with chemical treatments. That being said, if you feel sick, just stay home so that everyone else can still enjoy the pool in a comfortable manner.
Stay On Top of Testing & Maintenance
Regular water testing and maintenance of your pool helps keep the chemicals in check. Keeping the water crystal clear and safe for swimming. Activities like skimming, brushing, and vacuuming your pool are extremely important to keep your pool ready for use, especially daily/high-volume use. Also, after everyone is done using the pool for the day, shocking your pool will ensure that it is clean and ready to go for the next day.
Keep Your Pool Deck Clean
If you think about it, if your deck is a mess, most of that mess is probably getting into your pool’s water in some way or another. That being said, a good sweeping or pressure washing of your pool deck goes a long way in helping your pool stay immaculate. This is especially important if your pool is unscreened.
Clean Filter Means Clean Pool
Year-round, but especially in the summertime, things like dust, pollen, sand, and leaves make your pool’s filter work extra hard. If you have a pool that has a cartridge filter system, make sure that you are checking them weekly and refreshing/replacing them when needed. If you have a pool that uses a sand filter, you need to be washing those screens weekly, if not bi-weekly. When your pool's filter is dirty, the water pump cycles that dirt through the entire pool. If you let that dirt cycle for too long, it encourages the further growth of bacteria inside your pool.
We hope this article has provided you with some insight on how to keep your pool clean and safe. Summer is right around the corner, is your swimming pool ready? If you are looking to get your pool equipment checked or interested in a professional pool cleaning service, give us a call or click below to fill out a form for a free quote from The Clean Pool Company.
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