Can we bathe in the pool this summer despite the Coronavirus?

Can we bathe in the pool this summer despite the Coronavirus?

2020-08-07T15:57:37+00:00May 19th, 2020|

The big question that we begin to ask ourselves with the arrival of summer in our country is whether we can safely enjoy our swimming pools. The report made by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (https://www.csic.es/sites/default/files/informe_playasypiscinas_csic.pdf) published on May 5th, 2020, studies the effects of SARS-CoV-2, causing Covid-19 in bathing spaces such as beaches, swimming pools, rivers and lakes.

The main route of transmission of the Coronavirus is through respiratory secretions and person to person contact, hence the danger in these places is not found in the water, but in the crowds of people who tend to visit these places with the arrival of summer in our country. Therefore, the main recommendation to follow is to frequently wash your hands, as the real danger is in contact with doors or shared objects (https://www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/question/can-you-get-the-virus-from-going-in-a-swimming-pool/)

In open pools like AquaVera facilities, the report’s experts conclude: “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted to people through water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including chlorine or bromine disinfection) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.

The established recommendation is to adhere to the current regulations of showering before entering pools (given the circumstances this becomes a highly recommended activity) and to maintain the mandatory safety distance, as in any other public space.

In summary, within swimming pool and water park facilities, no other specific or concrete measures are deemed necessary to fight Coronavirus, besides the official guidelines on social distancing (2 meters) and personal hygiene (frequent hand washing, avoiding to touch your face). Compliance with national and regional regulations in force, both in terms of water quality and the cleanliness of spaces, is more than enough to ensure the sanitary aspect of the facilities.

In this sense, AquaVera has been complying scrupulously with these regulations for over 20 years, and all these were incorporated in our internal protocols. However, we will implement increased sanitary safety protocols, in order to ensure that the experience of our clients and users is completely safe and satisfactory. We can say, without fear of being mistaken, that aquatic facilities in general, and AquaVera in particular, will become the safest places to have fun under the current circumstances. Very soon you will be able to view the new security protocol that we are developing on our social networks. Facebook.

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