Keeping Your Pool Safe From Coronavirus


Among many other concerns during this stressful time, homeowners may be worried about their pool quality and if it is safe from COVID-19. At time of writing, there is not enough research to say for certain whether or not the virus that causes coronavirus can be transmitted through water. However, the CDC did note that proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of pools should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.


Swimming Pool Sanitizers

A sanitizer is a chemical that will kill germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) that could make you sick. Also defined as a chemical or process that will kill or deactivate 99.9% of bacteria on a surface or in a body of water.


Chlorine tablets and sticks are used to keep algae, bacteria, parasites, and viruses from growing. You need a constant and consistent level of free available chlorine in the pool, with a recommended pH level. Be sure not to let the bright sun deplete chlorine levels during the day.


Swimming Pool Disinfectants

Whereas a sanitizer will kill 99.9% of bacteria strains, disinfected means a complete kill of 99.999% of pathogenic germs, including viruses, mold, bacteria and more. Disinfected surfaces or pools have been shocked very heavily to destroy 100% of contaminants. The difference between sanitization and disinfection is the time it takes to achieve each level.


Talk to your pool cleaning specialist for assistance in removing scale build-up! At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we understand what it takes to keep a pool clean, sanitary, and well-maintained. Be sure to contact us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!