AIS Water’s CEO Elena Gosse has advised that swimmers can rest easy when it comes to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and swimming pool water. COVID-19 is an airborne virus which is unlikely to spread through water. Providing pool water is properly disinfected, swimming remains safe.
Ms Gosse echoed the advice from QLD Health, where a spokesperson confirmed that “COVID-19 is very unlikely to be transmitted through swimming pool water where adequate chlorine levels are maintained.”
Of course, aquatic facilities should always ensure that pool staff and patrons practice good hygiene including swimmers having pre and post swim showers, engaging in regular hand washing, and pool visitors following the COVID-19 recommendations provided by official health authorities.