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Pool Care in the Era of Social Distancing

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the beginning of summer. The temperatures are warming up, and you’re starting to think about hosting a pool party. Well, in any normal year, that’s what you’d be thinking. COVID-19 has probably put a damper on your annual Memorial Day weekend pool party. But you can still enjoy your inground pool as a family. And although many businesses are closed, pool care companies are still operating.

We can’t speak for other pool care operations, but here at Woodfield, we’ve been opening pools for the last month or so. If you haven’t opened your pool yet, we can help. And if you don’t have the know-how or the pool chemicals you need to maintain your pool, we can help with that as well.

Pool Care and Your Safety

We keep your safety uppermost in our minds. In normal times, you may not even see your pool care team, because you’re at work. Now, with so many people working from home, you will see our employees working to open your pool and keep your pool water crystal clear. We will ensure that everything is in tip-top shape. When we come to service your pool, we will not come to your door or enter your home. We remain outside at all times.

You can rest assured that we will continue to practice social distancing until all danger has passed. You can also take comfort in the knowledge that we sanitize our trucks and equipment regularly. And of course, our employees wash their hands frequently.

Your Pool Is Safe as Long as You Properly Maintain It

As long as we maintain the proper balance of sanitizer, your inground pool is safe from the Coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

It’s important to test your pool water at least once a week to ensure the levels are in balance. You can do this yourself with DIY pool water testing. You may also be able to take a sample of your pool water to a pool supply company. Call ahead or check their website to confirm their hours of operation.

The Perfect Time for a Staycation

And let’s face it. This is the perfect time for a staycation. Investing in an inground pool will really pay off this year, as you’re under a stay at home order. But with a pool, you can still get a tan, get some exercise, and spend quality family time outdoors, all without leaving home.

And let us know if you want to enhance your pool with a pool heater or upgrade to a more efficient pool pump. We can schedule that quickly.

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