Hot Tub Safety During COVID-19
Coronavirus and COVID-19 are of utmost importance to everyone at this stage, and we want to share BroSea Inc. Limited’s responsible approach to ensuring everyone including our employees remain safe during the ongoing battle against the disease.
Can the Coronavirus Spread Through Pools and Hot Tubs?
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
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.
Is It Safe to Use a Hot Tub?
Yes, as long as the hot tub is properly chlorinated. This means a chlorine level of between 3 ppm and 5 ppm, with 3 ppm being ideal.
However, if you’re sick, stay out of the hot tub. You should be resting.
Does Chlorine Kill the Coronavirus?
The CDC, has stated that sanitizers such as chlorine and bromine should remove or inactivate the virus. So in summary YES, chlorine kills the coronavirus.
The CDC also recommends using diluted bleach to disinfect households.
Do Not Soak if You’re Sick:
While chlorine and other sanitizers can kill some viruses, they will not cure you if you’re ill due to a virus.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. Sitting in the humid environment of a hot tub can make breathing a little more difficult than it already may be if you have COVID-19.
Do Not Allow Anyone Who Has COVID-19 to Swim in Your Pool or Soak in Your Hot Tub!
As stated by the CDC, there is no evidence that soaking in hot tubs will spread the coronavirus, however, someone who’s sick may still cough into their hand, and then touch the pool ladder or the side of the hot tub, parts that are not submerged in chlorinated water.
If you or someone else touches those parts after they do, and then you touch your face, nose, eyes or mouth before you wash your hands or put them in chlorinated water, there’s a chance you could become ill.
The COVID-19 coronavirus lingers on those surfaces. It can survive:
up to four hours on copper
up to 24 hours on cardboard
up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Keep anyone and everyone who has—or may have—COVID-19 out of your hot tub until they’ve recovered.
Please Stay Safe!
Infection prevention control
Our employees continuously take numerous steps to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 from our normal business operations which continuously includes.
Complete maintenance control log – Each hot tub undergoes a maintenance test after each hire which includes the removal and disinfecting of all components
Water treatment programme – Each hot tub is analysed over a 24-hour period to ensure the continued effectiveness and suitability of the current water treatment programme.
Sanitisation of equipment – Prior to installation, all our hot tubs are ‘sanitised to achieve a free chlorine level of 50ppm (mg/l) for a minimum of 1 hour.