COVID-19 Update 614 Pools Company Update
As of 3/22/20 Governor Mike Dewine mandated a stay-at-home order for the state of Ohio
Pool and Hot Tub service companies have been approved as an essential business for residential swimming pools. 614 Pools is fully open for business and will be available for your swimming pool service and supply needs
In an abundance of caution, 614 Pools is proactively following all guidelines and mandates by our government and our industry.
-All Staff must have their temperature taken before entering our workplace and starting each day
-All Staff must regularly wash their hands and follow recommended hygiene practices listed by the CDC
-Staggered morning start times and social distance will be enforced in an effort to reduce employee contact
-Crews will be limited to 2 technicians maximum
-Technicians will use Texting and Calling when arriving at homes to prevent technician-to-customer interaction
-Please help us to avoid contact and maintain a safe distance when technicians are on property
COVID-19 and Your Pool -
According to the CDC*, COVID-19 cannot survive in properly-treated pool and hot tub water. In addition, the World Health Organization states that controlling water quality is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
During this crisis it is important that pools and hot tubs be properly maintained because:
• The maintenance of properly sanitized swimming pools and other artificial bodies of water is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and help maintain community health.
• Without proper pool maintenance (which includes circulation and treatment of water) various germs which are present in feces —like e. coli — can grow. It can also create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, other pests and the diseases they may carry. This presents a risk not only to bathers but to the entire community at large. Additionally, it is critically important that active inground pool and spa projects be completed. Unfinished projects pose significant public safety risks as potential issues such as cave-ins and pool popping, as well as the dangers posed by an active construction site. And, the impact of long-term exposure to the elements may result in the community health issues noted above.
• As children and families across the country are being asked to reduce outside contact or even shelter at home, and gyms and other public facilities are closing, the backyard pool, spa or hot tub provides a fun way for families to focus on their health and well-being. These pools and hot tubs should be properly maintained by a service professional to ensure proper sanitation measures are taking place.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html