The Coronavirus pandemic has essentially put a damper on the usual summer activities like concerts, travel, and large-scale summer camps. However, one of the biggest stables of summertime is still a-go, albeit with some restrictions.
According to the CDC, swimming pools are a general safe space for those who want to cool off with the reduced risk of contracting COVID-19. Here’s some more information about pool safety this specific summer and how Goodwin & Company can help keep your common areas safe.
CDC Says: Virus Shouldn’t Spread Through Pools
According to official information from the CDC, there is no evidence that the virus can spread through water. This means that with correct maintenance practices in place, your swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and kid play areas are generally safe spaces against the virus.
Chlorine Could Actively Kill the Virus
So, even with social distancing measures still in place, how is it that water features in a community setting are deemed safe? According to the CDC, the disinfectants that are regularly used to clean and maintain pool areas are enough to kill the active virus in the water.
So, when shopping around for vendors in preparation for your community pool’s reopening, make sure your maintenance crew cleans up with chlorine and bromine.
However, it is still encouraged that when possible, during swimming outings, that groups remain small, and within six feet apart throughout the duration of their swim.
Continue to Maintain Social Distancing Outside of the Pool
As the new normal is these days, maintaining proper social distance is still essential outside of the localized swimming area. This means if you have community members that love to grill at the poolside, now is the time to let them know that even though the pool is open, state regulations and recommendations for public safety are still in effect.
From active social distancing to proper hygiene, these practices can still guarantee us a summer of fun in the sun.
Ensure Your Swimming Pool Area is Properly Cleaned and Disinfected
Keep in mind that on the way to the swimming pool, several surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, and patio furniture are touched. It’s now known that Coronavirus can last for days on several surfaces. So, even though the pool may be safe, without effective maintenance, your general pool area is still a threat.
Fortunately, there are practices in place to mitigate these sanitation issues. As your property management team, we will help your community follow state guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting community centers. After all, your swimming pool won’t be the only place in the community where people may decide to meet up as social restrictions begin to loosen.
Start Your Summer Off Right With Goodwin & Company
At Goodwin & Company, we enjoy seeing communities take advantage of the amenities that a neighborhood has to offer. Let us help you get your summer off to a successful start with our extensive vendor contacts and knowledge about effective community upkeep. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer to communities like yours.