What does the CDC say about the safe use of pools and whirlpools?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (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.
In addition to consulting state and federal (including,the CDC)guidelines and recommendations, we remain in contact with our external resoureces (including, workplace safety counselors, industrial hygienist, and an MD/Phd epidemiologist) for guidance on the latest developments and emerging information.
We continue to uphold our well-established, rigorous cleaning protocols at the club, including our Aquatics environments.
We test all of our pools and spas every 2 to 3 hours, typically above and beyond the frequency required by state health code, to ensure proper chlorination levels are maintained.
For our indoor facilities, Life Time has invested in roof-mounted ventilation systems that are constantly pushing fresh (not filtered) air onto the pool deck. There is also another vent that releases the air back outside.