During such critical and uncertain times, it can be difficult to determine what parts of your life need to adapt to the new threat of COVID-19. We thought it might bring comfort to some of our customers to provide the latest federal guidelines regarding pools and water features issued in response to the pandemic.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through chemically treated pools. Additionally, COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses for which studies have concluded water is not a relevant transmission route, meaning it is very hard to catch it from water. Routine disinfection procedures will keep the water safe.
At Reflections Water Gardens, we work with natural pools and water features, so what does this news mean for you? Well, naturally, for our customers with water features other than natural pools, there is no additional cause for concern. Simply follow water hygiene procedures as you always would.
For our customers with natural pools, it is worth noting that natural pools carry a higher risk of infection than chemically treated pools, but the biggest risk factor in being infected with COVID-19 while using a pool is the other individuals who have access to the space and whether or not you have been in physical contact with them or in close physical proximity with them. So long as you have been observing social distancing measures and as long as no one in your household has been sick or tested positive for COVID-19, your back-yard water feature is as safe as it has always been.
COVID-19 doesn’t live long outdoors, but if you feel the need to clean, be attentive to areas around your pool people may touch frequently, or areas where people will sit and rest.
We wish you and yours good health during this difficult period of our lives. If our clients are able to find some serenity in the spaces we have helped them to build then we really could not ask for more. Please feel free to reach out to us with any further questions or concerns.