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COVID-19 and Water Transmission

Uncategorized March 13, 2020

We are all aware of the continuing issues with the COVID-19 virus and the challenges it creates for all of us. We at Keith Zars Pools are actively monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation and will continue to adhere to the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH). We are also following guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

At this time, we are taking all necessary pre-cautions to maintain a healthy workplace and have implemented extra measures for the safety of our employees and customers.

Our industry has received specific information regarding COVID-19 and water transmission. The CDC assured us that no evidence has been linked to the COVID-19 spreading through water. We are sharing the information we have received directly from Pebble Technology International and the CDC. Please see below and reference the links for additional information.

The CDC has released guidance on COVID-19 and water transmission, including information on recreational water transmission. We encourage you to share this information with your organizations and others who may have questions about COVID-19 spreading through water.

Specifically, the CDC guidance states:

“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.”

This guidance and other water-related guidance can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html 

For more information about CDC’s recommendations for proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of public pools, visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/aquatics-professionals/operating-public-swimming-pools.html

We will continue to update you as any additional CDC guidance related to recreational water and COVID-19 becomes available. Thank you for your continued confidence in Keith Zars Pools, and we appreciate your understanding as we all work through this challenging time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this outbreak so far.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at

210.494.0800.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

*Clean your hands often

*Avoid close contact with sick people

*Stay home if you’re sick

*Cover coughs and sneezes

*Wear a face-mask if you are sick

*Clean and disinfect