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PHTA POSITION STATEMENT: Essential Worker Classification for Pool & Hot Tub Professionals
During this pandemic, PHTA has shared recommended actions and updates with the pool and hot tub industry related to safe practices, including social distancing, working from home, and, where appropriate, closing or limiting operations until conditions have changed. Read the full statement from PHTA.
Podcast: Selling Spas in the Time of COVID
Listen to a rebroadcast of a free webinar conducted by Clear Comfort and SpaRetailer. It discusses how to conduct business while also social distancing. Listen or watch, from SpaRetailer.
Recommendations to keep safe while in the workplace, jobsite, or working from home. Read the advice.
Guidance for Reopening Your Aquatics Facilities
Documents to guide operators in safely opening. From Aquatics International - read more.
COVID-19 and Pools/Hot Tubs
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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. Read more from the CDC about building water systems.
ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas.
PHTA's Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) actively partnered with public health officials during the development of this draft standard by visiting with public health officials asking for feedback on the standard. View the guide.
Preparing for Quarantine and Social Distancing
Advice on working from home, maintaining your business, and more. Read more.
Water Safety Steps
Spending more time at home, in your backyard pool? View a list of simple layers of protections to prevent drowning and aquatic injury, from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. View the list.
Keys to Holding a Successful Design Meeting via Videoconference
Builders and designers find ways to work around the voids created when people can’t be in the same room. From PSN - read more.
Coronavirus Construction Limits: State x State Tracker
To ensure the safety and prosperity of their communities, governors and other authorities are allowing “essential” businesses to stay open. This dashboard tracks how states with a stay-at-home mandate classify Construction and Building Material Suppliers. From Builder Online - see the map.
IoT system helps contractors keep their distance on the jobsite
Wearable Proximity Trace device can be used for contact tracing. From Building Design + Construction - see the story.