Good Health News on Swimming at Home, But Keep Testing Your Water’s Safety
As Dr. George Rutherford told The Wall Street Journal (May 4, 2020), chlorine in pool water kills the coronavirus. The professor of epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco, said that oceans, lakes and pools are all generally safe from viruses. Swimming is one of the safer outdoor activities the Journal listed in its article, “Safety Advice for Reopening: How to Reduce Your Risks as Coronavirus Lockdowns Ease.” You can find the full story here.
Just remember that in or out of the water, when the risk of exposure to a dangerous virus is high, you need to keep a safe physical distance from other people. Distance is even more critical when exercising and breathing hard.
And don’t forget, during this period of store closures, Budd’s Pools offers free at-home water testing. To request a free test, call 856-845-9000. We ask that you limit requests to one per week.
For more about heathy pool water, Chris Volk explains how chlorine can’t kill viruses when water is out of balance. And the answer at that point, Chris warns, isn’t more chlorine.