Can You Get Coronavirus From A Hot Tub?

Can You Get Coronavirus From A Hot Tub?

Can You Get Coronavirus From A Hot Tub?

Can You Get Coronavirus From A Hot Tub?
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We have been receiving numerous inquiries recently regarding the possibility of catching the Coronavirus from water in a hot tub. So, can you really get Coronavirus from a hot tub? The short answer is NO, you cannot get the Coronavirus from properly sanitized hot tub water (most commonly sanitized by the use of chlorine and/or bromine).

The new CDC report states that "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 have a private, home hot tub, where you are familiar with your family members or guests who are using the tub, properly sanitized hot tub water will not transmit Coronavirus. So you are pretty safe using your own hot tub in your own home. But if you do think that someone may have brought the virus into your hot tub area for some reason, simply super shocking the tub water and wiping down the surrounding areas with bleach will definitely kill any residual virus contaminants.

In private (homeowner) hot tubs, we would recommend the use of chlorine, in addition to bromine, ozone or other hot tub sanitizers - just to be safe. Shocking the hot tub before or after use, is a good idea. Especially if non-family/friends have used, or will be using, the hot tub. The standard recommended chlorine / bromine levels are still fine (1.5 ppm - 3.0 ppm).

Can You Get Coronavirus From People In The Hot Tub With You?

There are a few concerns you should be aware of when using a public or shared hot tub with people who may have been infected with the virus. You could still get it from any infected people using the tub with you - if they are coughing or sneezing on you. Just like the flu or the common cold, Coronavirus is an airborne transmitted disease. However remember that it cannot survive in chlorinated or brominated water - period. In other words, the water in the hot tub will not harbor the virus; it will kill it.

In facilities where they are handling Coronavirus patients or quarantined people who may have contracted the virus, they frequently use chlorine bleach to wipe down and clean areas to ensure the virus has been killed. This is why it's important to understand that hot tub water, in and of itself, would not transmit Coronavirus provided that it is...

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