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Coronavirus: Proper chlorination in swimming pools and spa kills the virus

Coronavirus: Proper chlorination in swimming pools and spa kills the virus
16 Mar 2020 0 Comments 0 Trackbacks Monica Odysseos

Coronavirus could prove to be a burden on most people’s lives as the infection continues its destructive path across the planet. People, even those without any symptoms, will need to make personal sacrifices for their own and common good.

Staying at home, might be destructive for many people and lack of exercise could prove harmful.

Swimming is a great way to maintain your health and it is safe according to international authorities.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that there is "no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs.”. In fact, “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.”

According to the Health Service Executive of Ireland and the Public Health England (PHE), “adherence to current recommended disinfection practice is sufficient to inactivate the Covid-19 virus in chlorinated drinking water and swimming pools.” and “water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus”.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended chlorination is sufficient to kill Covid-19.

As per Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Center, for swimming pool chlorination, operating to ‘current recommendations / best practice’ means maintenance of a free chlorine residual of at least 1.0 mg/l (depending on pool type and disinfectant used).

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 and you can enjoy your swimming without hesitation.


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