COVID-19 & YOUR COMMUNITY POOL
We are closely following the public safety guidelines of this evolving situation by monitoring advisory notices issued from the Centers for Disease Control, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and local county governments to appropriately adapt our services to meet the prevention measures needed in the coming months. Please read our Q&A updates to understand the precautions we are taking to protect your community and our staff.
Is it safe to open our community pool due to concerns about the coronavirus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “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.” If you’re wondering about saltwater pools, this goes for those as well. Your saltwater pool will convert the salt into chlorine.
I received a quote from Pyramid. My community just isn’t ready to sign an agreement this year.
As we prepare to serve your community for the 2020 pool season, we want you to know that we understand that these are challenging times. While quotes will be emailed out this week, they will remain valid for 30 days. We know in these times of uncertainty you all may need more time to make decisions. Approving the proposed schedule and pricing is not a commitment to services. Approving the schedule allows us to prepare the service agreement and get things in motion so that when the agreement is signed we can have employees in place to get started on time. Please keep in mind due to an overwhelming response of prospective communities in need that we will be staffing on a first come first serve basis.
What if there are still social distancing requirements put in place by my county?
Pyramid will work with communities to identify solutions that will work for them. For example, HOA Board Members can decide to limit the number of users during the pool’s operating hours. Some communities may also choose to limit daily pool use for visitors to allow time for sanitation.
Are monitors able to provide cleaning services?
Pyramid Pool Monitors can help your community adapt to meet prevention measures during this time. For the past four years, we have made available to our clients cleaning as an add-on service. Monitors are able to perform sanitation and cleaning tasks such as:
Hourly wiping of all surfaces, door fixtures, etc. with rubbing alcohol, diluted bleach, and/or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect.
This includes doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, phones, toilets, faucets, sinks, and any other high-traffic surfaces. Patio furniture will be cleaned following use after each visitor.
Monitor chlorine and PH levels daily (on the days that we are scheduled at your community)
Ensure all guests are following personal hygiene rules and require all visitors to shower before entering the pool area
Refuse entry to guests who appear to be sick or under the weather (self-reported fever, cough, sneezing).