For customers concerned about the safety of relaxing in a hot tub or swim spa, please review below the statement as printed in AQUA magazine, March 2020, by Alex Panaigua:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides preventive measures on their website. In an official guidance statement, the organization 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.”
With so much anxiety and confusion surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, people are becoming increasingly stressed, which is not only detrimental to their mental health but can weaken their immune systems and make them more susceptible to viruses. Lack of exercise, heightened anxiety and social isolation can present their own serious health concerns. Exercising in a swim or fitness spa is proven to reduce stress and strengthen immune systems, which could help fight off infection and improve both mental and physical health.
Contact your retailer for proper sanitation measures for swim spas and hot tubs regarding disinfectants, ozone, and UV-C treatments. Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy life!