Keeping Your Hot Tub Safe During COVID-19
"As children and families across the country are being asked to reduce outside contact or even shelter at home, and with gyms and other public facilities closing, the backyard pool, spa or hot tub provide
s the ideal way for families to focus on their health and well-being. These pools and hot tubs should be properly maintained to ensure proper sanitation measures are taking place." - The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
We've received lots of questions recently about the corona virus and keeping your hot tub safe. We'll try to answer those questions here. First we'd like to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing; for the time being, it's best to only use the hot tub with members of your household.
Keeping your hot tub water clean is important. From the US Center for Disease Control we know that "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19."
Make sure that your filters are clean, and that your chlorine or bromine levels are adequate. Test strips are a great way to keep an eye on the sanitizer levels. With some extra free time at home, it might be a good time for a water change. If you're unsure at all about hot tub maintenance, you can review our article 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Water Clean.
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