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According to the CDC regular maintenance and disinfection with chemicals such as chlorine and bromine should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend this precaution even though there has not been any evidence the virus can spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs.

It is always important to maintain your hot tub or pool to prevent unwanted chemical compounds in the water that will cause red eyes, rashes, respiratory problems, and skin irritation. This is especially important for public pools and spas where dirt, pee, and even poop can be present.

There are some simple prevention steps to take when making sure your pool or spa is safe for you and the kids now and beyond the Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic:

  • Pick up some test strips at your local pool supply or hardware store to test the disinfectant level and PH. This is relatively inexpensive and you can do it as often as you like

  • Never let children swim when they are sick with symptoms like diarrhea

  • Make sure you don’t have any bleeding wounds

  • And probably the easiest, shower before entering. A few simple minutes to rinse off dirt and sweat will make a huge difference in the water quality of your pool and hot tub.