As pool managers wait for aqua centers and water parks to open, some are worried that the pools will not be adequately taken care of.
For pools that were open before the COVID-19 crisis, it would be a drastic move to winterize them again. This would delay the opening of the pool once places are given the OK to open again. They could maintain the pool at the minimum sanitizer levels allowed by code. It is vital that pool centers keep up with PH numbers in their pool.
For those who are considering draining the pool should think it through. For a typical high-school-sized pool, that could add up to $5,000 to $6,000 in cost. Also drained water can sit in old rusty pipes and the water could stagnate. This could cause problems as the stagnated water goes back into the pool when it’s time to refill.
It is important to make sure that your local pool center has done it’s due diligence to make sure the pool is safe to swim in. Asking questions about their pool maintenance during the COVID-19 shutdown is very important.