It’s been almost two months since a large portion of the country more or less shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even states and cities that did not issue stay at home orders have made significant shifts in the way they approach daily life to adhere to social distancing measures that are believed to be some of our best weapons in the fight against this virus. But two months of mostly staying inside has many pool owners weighing the benefits of opening their pools earlier to maximize their pool time and minimize their boredom. Not sure if opening your pool early is a good idea for you? As your Atlanta pool maintenance provider, here are a few things to consider.
We’ve seen the social media challenges and the YouTube videos and we know, quarantine has been a little less than exciting for a lot of people. When the boredom gets to be too much, we completely understand the inclination to open your pool and expand your daily options to include poolside lounging or doing some laps to make up for that missing gym time.
Safety Still Matters
If you’re considering opening your pool early, there are safety measures you should still take into consideration and social distancing protocols you should still adhere to. The flattening of the curve takes all of us, and is a difficult thing to fully understand, as has been the nature of this entire outbreak. If you’re opening the pool for the year yourself, make sure you have all the necessary cleaning agents and chemical balancing tools in spades. Ensuring the cleanliness and safety of your pool’s water conditions at all times is essential now more than ever.
We know that the temptation to throw a pool party can be strong this time of year. What’s a good pool opening without your friends and family to help christen it for the year, right? This isn’t the time to throw that party. The only people who should be using your pool right now are those you have been quarantined with throughout this unprecedented time. It’s not exciting, but it’s smart.
Check Company Precautions
If you’re having someone else open or perform upkeep on your pool, professionally, now is a good time to reevaluate your choices in that department. Check-in on the company you employ and see what their response to this health crisis has been. Look into and ask questions about their COVID-19 prevention protocols and don’t be afraid to ask for specifics pertaining to what they and their team are doing to ensure the safety and health of everyone they work or come into contact with during this time.
Things are still uncertain, and the outlook is foggy at best when it comes to our recovery and return to normal life in the wake of this virus. Still, if you check the boxes in this article, there’s no reason you can’t expand your leisure time to include your pool and pool area and find a little more enjoyment, even in the quarantine. If you have questions as to how Allen Pool Service is responding to this crisis or want to learn more about how we can help you maximize your pool time enjoyment this year, contact us today.