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Pool Reopening Resources for TX and FL

Rev. May 13th, 2020

EDIT:  Both Texas and Florida are currently limiting occupancy to 25% of maximum occupancy.

Reopening Rules Pool Signs

To help you communicate state guidelines to swimmers during this period, Poolsure is providing a free, printable reopening pool sign for Texas and Florida.

Click each image below to download:

Each sign includes the more recent reopening guidance released by the states of Texas and Florida and allows you to input your pool’s maximum occupancy on the bottom row. Both Texas and Florida currently allow for public, commercial pools to operate at 25% of max occupancy.

To figure out maximum occupancy of your pool for this time, use the following formulas:

25% of max occupancy = Your regular max occupancy / 4

Your pool’s regular max occupancy should already be posted at your pool and/or listed on your pool permit. For Texas pools, this chart will help you determine your pool’s regular max occupancy.

If you need help solving for your pool’s max occupancy during reopening or your pool’s regular max occupancy, please reach out to us for help.

State Governor Orders Regarding Pool Reopenings

The following information is based on currently published Texas and Florida government guidelines, and are subject to change:

Reopening Pool Rules: Texas
Texas Governor’s Pool Reopening Checklist 

  • Groups should stay 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Each group should consist of either 1) only people who live together, or 2) up to 5 individuals.
  • Swimmers should be advised to self-screen for any potential Covid-19 symptoms prior to entering the pool.
  • The maximum occupancy of each pool is currently limited to 25% of normal max capacity.

Reopening Pool Rules: Florida
Florida Governor’s Order

  • Groups should stay 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Each group should consist of at most 10 individuals.
  • Swimmers should be advised to self-screen for any potential Covid-19 symptoms prior to entering the pool.
  • The maximum occupancy of each pool is currently limited to 25% of normal max capacity.

Resources for Reopening

As states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, many pools and spas are reopening under limited scope. At this time, we urge that you follow all state and local guidance regarding reopening procedures and use your best judgment when it comes to your own location.

Below are some resources that can help you make decisions about what procedures to take when reopening your pools.

CDC:
Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

Swimming World:
The Guide to Pool Openings: Here’s What Can Be Done to Ensure Safety

IAAPA:
Covid-19 Reopening Guidance, Considerations for the Global Attractions Industry

Poolsure will continue to bring the latest resources and information as the ongoing situation changes. Keep in mind that this is a fluid situation, and information may change. We recommend that you follow official government guidelines for your location as best as you can.

If you have any other questions, please call us or fill out a contact form from this website. 

 

Sincerely,
Poolsure Team

Previous Updates
March 12, 2020: Water Transmission and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

Amid the growing concerns surrounding the spread and transmission of COVID-19 (or Coronavirus), Poolsure would like to address this issue in relation to pools and spas.

According to the CDC, there is NO EVIDENCE that the COVID-19 virus can spread to humans through use of properly-disinfected pools and spas.

The CDC has released this official statement regarding COVID-19 transmission in pools and hot tubs:

“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 the full CDC statement here.

As of this moment, Poolsure remains open during regular operating hours, and there will be no disruption in our services to our customers. We will keep you updated in case anything changes.

 

Stay healthy and safe, and keep your pools disinfected!
Poolsure Team

March 24, 2020: Poolsure is Operational During Shelter in Place

We are aware that shelter in place orders have been issued in several of our service areas in the latest effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

As an essential business, Poolsure is continuing all operations. There are no interruptions to our services at this time. We are committed to continuing to serve our community, and we are also doing what we can to protect our team.

Poolsure would like to ensure that we are minimizing unnecessary exposure wherever possible, and we respectfully ask everyone to follow the simple precautions below:

    • Make sure that Poolsure vehicles and team members are able to enter your property and pump room. Ensure that keys are placed in the lock box provided on your property, or that the gate is open when we need to enter. 
    • If possible, please do not approach our team members while they are on property. If any communication is needed before, during, or after our visit, please call us or message us through our website. 
    • Contact us when you have 3-4 days of chemicals remaining. Help us reduce the number of emergency deliveries by giving us enough notice before you run out of chemicals.

Chemical deliveries and technician visits can be handled by our staff without assistance, as long as we have access. Please reach out to us if access to your chemical storage areas or pump rooms has changed or will change. Remember that social distancing protects not only yourself, but also the people around you. We ask all our customers to please be mindful of physical interactions with our staff.

Finally, remember that proper sanitization keeps pools safe by killing off microorganisms (including the COVID-19 virus) that propagate in the water. Even for pools that are not open at this time of year, continuous maintenance is a cheaper and easier solution than fully rebalancing a pool after it opens.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our customer service team. We are open full hours and are here to assist.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-858-7665

 

Sincerely,
Poolsure Team

Pool Occupancy Sign and Reopening Guidelines for TX and FL

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