In regards to public pools that use chlorine and not salt and this virus, I would speculate that a pool is the safest place you could be in public. I even had a thought about using our hottub to decontaminate before entering the house. Again, that is pure speculation but chlorine is supposed to kill the virus right? Isn't the amount off pull shock you put it the tub way more than you would need to make many many gallons of bleach?New thought!
How big a risk is swimming?
Does chlorine in pools kill the virus?
well there goes my little theory down in flames "crashed and burned"A few years back my youngest DD was taking lessons at our town's pool. After a few days she became sick. Really sick, couldn't stop vomiting. First thing the doctor asked is if she had been at the public pool. He said it was norovirus and half the kids in town caught it while at swimming lessons. DD was one sick kid for over a week.
Haven't been back since. Family now has a private pool so we avoid the public pool altogether.
I was also and agree with you 100%. And I can't tell you how many days I had to pull excrement out of the pool water at the end of a shift...I was a lifeguard and swim instructor for years.
Trust me, stay AWAY from Y pools and public pools. Even if the water has enough chlorine, there is the pool deck, the locker rooms, the chairs, the parting lifeguards....stay away.
Maybe an outdoor pool with not a lot of swimmers that is crystal clear. Maybe.
Its misleading marketing to take advantage of those who didn’t tank science in high school. Salt water pools disinfect by the same free chlorine as pools treated with HTH, sodium hypochlorite, or dichlor or whatever.I haven't seen anything put out by a US authority yet, but Italian authorities claim that standard pool chlorination to a free chlorine level of 1.0mg/l is sufficient to inactivate the virus. Haven't found any mention of other pool treatments such as bromination. I know a lot of pools these days use bromine or salt water systems rather than chlorine.