Can COVID-19 spread through pools and hot tubs?
There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread through the use of pools and hot tubs.
Aqua Pros will remain open until further notice. As your local pool and hot tub professional, it is our job to help ensure your pool/hot tub water is balanced and safe to use. We are striving to keep our employees as safe as possible and ask that if you have traveled in the past 2 weeks or are showing symptoms, please drop off your water sample at the door and call us. If you need supplies, please call in and we will take your payment over the phone and bring them out to the curb for you. Thank you for your understanding and know that we appreciate your business!
Can I use my pool/hot tub under the current circumstances?
Homeowners concerned about using their pool or spa should be aware that they can continue to use them during these challenging times while still practicing safe social distancing. The CDC has said that “proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine or bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”
What do they mean by “proper”?
Following further information provided by both the CDC and the EPA, BioGuard and Aqua Pros recommends that pool and hot tub operators diligently follow these maintenance steps:
- Ensure that your pool/hot tub continuously maintains a free available chlorine residual of 1-4 ppm or for bromine, a 2-5 ppm residual, with an EPA-registered sanitizer. Follow label directions for proper use.
- Keep water balanced to these recommended ranges (follow all label directions for proper use):
|pH||7.2||7.2 – 7.6|
|Total Alkalinity||80 ppm||125-150 ppm|
|Calcium Hardness||175 ppm||175-275ppm|
|Cyanuric Acid||30 ppm||30-100 ppm|
- Operate your pump at least 8-12 hours per day to assure proper circulation and filtration.
- Disinfect surfaces around the hot tub with an EPA-registered disinfectant hard surface cleaner to prevent transmission of the virus through touching of contaminated surfaces.
- Do not swim if you show symptoms of being sick. Follow guidance by the CDC, Public Health Officials and/or your Medical Provider.
For further information:
Information on COVID-19 is changing daily. The most reliable source of information is the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. Additional information regarding proper swimming pool operation can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/.
Make the best of your extended time at home and stay safe!
Holiday Hot Tub and Swim Spa Sale
Holiday Hot Tub and Swim Spa Sale Aqua Pros Holiday Hot Tub and Swim Spa Sale is on NOW!…Read More
Benefits of Swim Spas
Benefits of Swim Spas Benefits of swim spas are becoming more and more apparent. With yard sizes decreasing for many…Read More
$1,100 off Coupon on Select Hot Tubs in the Spirit of a Wish
In the Spirit of a Wish April 1 – 30 Celebrate 1,100 hot tub wishes granted with an $1,100 off…Read More
Pool Chemicals and Supplies Sale
Spring is here! Pool Season is almost here, and Aqua Pros Spring Pool Chemicals and Supplies Sale is going on…Read More
Aqua Pros Pool School
Learn the Latest in Pool Care Aqua Pros Pool School is the place to be Thursday March 23rd at 7pm….Read More
Aqua Pros Pool Openings and Maintenance
Spring Pool Openings Let the Professionals from Aqua Pros open your pool while you do whatever else you do best….Read More
Hot Tub Financing Options and Special Offers
HOT TUB FINANCING OPTIONS If you are in the market for a Marquis Hot Tub, you may be curious what…Read More
Fall & Winter Pool Closing Tips
When should you close your pool? Summer doesn’t end officially until 9/22 and so many folks think that swimming pools…Read More
Aqua Pros Pool Closing Tips
Aqua Pros’ Fall Pre-Closing Tips Proper pool closing is critical to the long life of your pool and pool equipment. Summer…Read More