We have seen a lot of changes happening these past few weeks and we wanted to cover how the news about the coronavirus has affected us, our operations and what it means for your pool. We are part of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance who have been proactive with updates and keeping information current. We encourage you to follow along with any updates they might have as it relates to the pool industry. We have also been in touch with our local officials and community members to make sure we are active in what we are doing.
April 27,2020 Update – With the restrictions on construction being imposed today by Governor Cuomo across New York, our main construction projects are on hold until we are approved to move forward.
We continue to maintain essential services that as well as react to emergency construction operations relating to safety.
We will continue to work with local officials to ensure we are providing services safely when necessary.
That being said, we are still taking this outbreak very seriously and have reduced the workforce working from the office to comply with NY State regulations. As most of you know we are a family owned and operated business, so this has had a minimal impact on how we operate as a company as we are in constant communications regardless or our locations. Our maintenance teams who are responsible for the upkeep and operations of your pools will continue to service your pools. Proper maintenance of a pool chemistry and sanitization not only impacts the safety of the pool but maintains its ability to naturally defend against the spread of infection. We maintain pools which are not only part of health care facilities, but are active therapy and rehabilitation pools necessary for customers to feel safe in. We will continue maintain these pools as well as keep our residential pools safe for your family.
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. More information on that can be found here…
The World Health Organization states that controlling water quality is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. PHTA has put together information on how essential it is for pools and hot tubs to be maintained. It is critical for the public to recognize that disinfectants used for pool and hot tub maintenance can also be used for surface disinfection and other means necessary during this time.
Precision Pool & Spa strongly encourages commercial and residential pool and spa owners to follow the ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas.
Openings & Closing 2020
At this time we are keeping our pool opening schedule in place. That being said we are taking extra precautions to make sure we clean anything we come in contact with while at your location. As always we do not require you be present during your pool opening and now we require that you are not in the same area as our team moves around to effectively open your pool.
There are some requirements that need to be in place for your pool to open this year. The office will communicate any important information customers need to know as we get closer to your appointment.
- All patio and surrounding items MUST BE REMOVED prior to our arrival on site.
- The bag for winter cover, and any items pertaining to the opening such as skimmer baskets, pump baskets, handrails etc. are left out for the technicians BEFORE they arrive.
- We will not be entering your home to store the winter cover.
- We will reschedule any appointments that have been confirmed to have the coronavirus or are under mandatory house quarantine.
We will be communicating with every active construction project as we move forward. If you have any concerns or are not clear what impact this has to your project, please communicate with us. The changes to materials and resources seem to be adjusting daily which may impact our ability to move through certain phases of your project. Because active construction projects are deemed essential, we will be continuing to work, while actively limiting any contact to your family and environment. It is important that we move forward with phases of construction to create not only a safe environment but to keep the project costs on track.