Your Swimming Pool Will be the Safest Place to Play This Summer

With stay-at-home orders persisting into the foreseeable future all over the country due to COVID-19, more and more people are looking for relaxing and entertaining ways to enjoy their yards. Putting in a swimming pool is one great way to do that. Who knows if there will be big pool party gatherings to attend or even beaches open?

The safest place to play this summer may very well be your own pool. Now is the time to start planning so you can enjoy it all season long.

Changes to Daily Life

Coronavirus and the social changes it has brought have left many people thinking about how their daily routines and lives will be impacted. While people are urged to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as they can, medical professionals are still urging them to get regular exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise reduces stress levels and boosts your immune system.

Once everyone goes back to living normally outside their homes, the first thing they will want to do is get back into their routines. These routines likely involve going to the gym. But even with relaxed coronavirus restrictions, it’s very likely the virus will still be spreading. You will need to take extra precautions for your own health and safety. One of the safest forms of exercise is swimming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, proper disinfection of pools and hot tubs is enough to remove the presence of the virus.

Swimming in your own pool is the ultimate form of social distancing. It’s just your own family, it’s outdoors, and you don’t have to share equipment or be close to strangers like you would in a gym. According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, swimming is safe in pools with at least 1 ppm of chlorine, proven to be effective at killing the coronavirus. Also, coronavirus is an “enveloped virus,” which means it can be killed by chlorine even more easily and rapidly than “non-enveloped viruses.”

Even many public pools, such as at recreation centers, gyms and health clubs, are safer than going to gyms because those places utilize additional sanitizing systems that instantly oxidize and destroy pathogens on contact in less than a second. Thus, even public swimming pools are one of the safest communal places to get fit during a viral pandemic.

With so much confusion and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it’s normal for people to get more and more stressed, which is bad for their mental health plus it weakens their immune system, which makes them more susceptible to viruses. Lack of exercise, coupled with heightened anxiety and social isolation, can pose serious health problems.

So, go swimming and get healthy!

To learn more about putting in a pool at your home this year, contact Central Jersey Pools.