COVID-19: Hot Tub & All Season Pool Safety

COVID-19 has changed many things about day-to-day life, but should it change the way you use your hot tub or all season pool? Read on to learn more about how you can stay safe while enjoying your spa to the fullest.

1. Using Your Personal Pool or Hot Tub

Personal hot tub and all season pool use have no health risks, as long as you continue to properly sanitize the water and limit use to members of your own household or bubble. The water care products that you use to sanitize the water work hard to keep the water clean, safe and enjoyable. Stick to your maintenance schedule and spend time with those closest to you, and you should have no trouble using these luxurious water features throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. How to Use Your Spa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although it was widely discussed that heat could kill COVID-19, these beliefs have little basis in fact. And that means cranking your hot tub to its highest setting in a bid to sweat out the virus will do you no good. On the contrary, staying in your spa at the highest setting of 104°F for an extended period of time can cause dehydration and is generally not very enjoyable.

The best way to use your hot tub has not changed. Simply set it to your preferred temperature and soak for 20-30 minutes in the warm relaxing heat. If soaking with those in your household or bubble, here are a few things that you can do inside the spa to stay entertained:

  • Listen to music
  • Watch a movie using a projector screen
  • Use aromatherapy products
  • Enjoy a beverage and talk
  • Play a game with waterproof cards
  • Stretch or do some water yoga

While it is recommended to wear your mask while in public, you shouldn’t wear one while inside the hot tub or all season pool.

3. Public Pools and Spas

If you enjoy using public pools or hot tubs, there’s no reason why you can’t continue to do so if your local government and public health sector deem it safe and legal to do so.

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through the use of public pools and spas. Quoting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the article indicates that as long as public pools and hot tubs are properly maintained, contracting COVID through the water is highly unlikely.

Protecting yourself is as simple as following COVID-19 protocols: social and physical distancing, wearing a mask, staying home, and washing your hands frequently.

Although pools and spas with properly treated water are not considered a threat, health organizations are recommending that facilities perform tests often for microbiological quality. Public pool and spa providers are also being asked to enforce mask use and social distancing as much as possible as well as hand sanitization upon entering the facility.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect hot tub for your home, come visit us at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba. As the top dealer in the province, our Brandon and Winnipeg showrooms boast a wide range of hot tubs and spa accessories. Whether you need practical maintenance items such as hot tub parts or hot tub chemicals or you’re looking for a spa stereo system, we can help. Drop in to see what we have in store or to speak to one of our experts. Whether you need a new spa or a hot tub filter, we guarantee that you’ll find what you’re looking for at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba.

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