The short answer is YES! The pool is safe to use if you’re cautious, the long answer is that the centre for disease control confirmed Chlorine is effective against a broad range of viruses and there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to through the use of pools.
We pride ourselves on our water quality and continue to perform regular pool checks throughout the day. To ensure our facilities remain clean throughout the day we now have onsite hygiene heroes dedicated to keeping our facilities safe to use and all our facilities are professionally cleaned and sanitised each night.
It’s understandable to be concerned about a chemical that dries out skin and hair and that has a smell that can linger long after a shower. But for the most part, experts say, there’s no reason to worry. Chemicals like chlorine and bromine are added to swimming pools to fight germs.
The chlorine in the pool will likely inactivate the virus, so doing laps is less of a concern. Bigger issues lie around the use of shared change rooms where people are often touching the mouth, nose and face and then maybe touching the lockers, so please remember to keep washing your hands and use our on-site hand sanitisers.
If you’re feeling sick or unwell, please stay home, rest, and do not visit our centre.