COVID and Pool Sanitizers, Pool Disinfectants for Corona Virus
Did you know that there have been over 5.79 million reported cases of COVID-19 in 2020?
If you’re worried about maintaining a proper level of pool safety when it comes to keeping your friends and family safe from COVID-19, you may be looking into the best pool sanitizers to use in your pool. With the fear of COVID-19 overtaking the world, it can tricky to know which disinfecting options are the best for your pool.
That’s why today, we’ve created this guide to help you get a better understanding of the best pool sanitizers and disinfectants to use to keep your family safer from COVID-19.
(Note: with all of the unknowns regarding COVID-19, this article explains the best ways to keep your pool safer in general, but it’s not a guarantee a person will not contract COVID while swimming with another person.)
Keep reading to learn “The Rundown On COVID and Pool Sanitizers and Disinfectants”.
Can COVID-19 Travel Through Water?
There hasn’t been any scientific evidence that has found that the coronavirus bacteria can spread through water. As long as the swimming pool has gone under proper sanitization in decontamination with pool chemicals, the pool water will be 100% safe to swim in from the most common bacteria we have known of prior to COVID-19.
Chlorine and pH for Pool Sanitizers
Are you wondering what the relationship between COVID and pool sanitizers is?
Managing the chlorine and pH levels in your pool will be the first line of defense against bacteria that may be unhealthy to swim in. By regularly checking on the chlorine concentration and the pH level in your pool, it will help to keep swimmers protected.
The role of chlorine in pool water is to kill germs. Adding chlorine into the pool water will not immediately kill bacteria. It will take a few minutes for the chlorine to kill the majority of bacteria in the water.
In addition, managing the pH level in your pool will also support chlorine’s ability to kill germs in your water. If the pH level in your pool is too low, the chlorine in the water will not have the support that it needs to kill off bacteria.
What Are the Best Swimming Pool Disinfectants?
A sanitizer will kill off the majority of bacteria strains in your water. However, disinfecting your pool water will kill off 100% of most bacteria, germs, viruses, or mold found in the water. When a pool is disinfected, there has been a heavy amount of shock used to destroy water contamination.
For you to completely disinfect your pool, consider super chlorinating (hyper-chlorination) the water. To super chlorinate your pool water, the chlorine levels must be raised up to 20 ppm. Once you’ve raised the chlorine levels to 20 ppm, you will need to continuously check your pool water to ensure that this high chlorine level is present in your pool for at least 24 hours or more. (please note: It is not safe to swim in super chlorinated water. Do not enter the pool until the chlorine level has gone down to the safe level)
Super chlorinating pool water for an extended period of time will kill off parasites, viruses, or bacteria that are difficult to remove. If you want the extra security level to keep your friends and family protected, you may want to set up a maintenance schedule to super-chlorinate your pool.
Using Pool Sanitizers and Disinfectants to Clean Your Pool Water
Learning about the best pool sanitizers and disinfectants to use to keep your pool water completely clean can help you feel safer while living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Please note: this article, “The Rundown On COVID and Pool Sanitizers and Disinfectants” is for information purposes only, all persons are to swim at their own risk. At this time, there are still many unknown risks of how, when and where one will contract COVID-19)
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