Questions and Answers about the Safety of Drinking Water and the Use of Pools and Hot Tubs.
Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.” Please read additional details about CDC findings regarding municipal drinking water safety on the official CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
Is my pool safe to swim in? Can the COVID-19 spread through pools or hot tubs?
According to the 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.” Please read additional details about CDC findings regarding swimming pool and spa safety on the official CDC website:
During the next several weeks and possibly months, most families will be asked to stay at home. A well-maintained pool and/or hot tub can offer your family a fun solution for entertainment and exercise.
How do I maintain my pool during the COVID-19 crisis?
HASA recommends that you always maintain your pool, spa, water, filter and equipment to manufacturer recommendations and pool/spa industry standards. This should provide adequate and optimal protection to meet CDC guidelines regarding swimming pool and hot tub use and safety during the COVID-19 crisis.
During the quarantine, will I be able to purchase HASA products?
HASA is continuing production at all facilities in adherence with the protocols established by governmental regulations and in accordance with CDC recommendations and guidelines. We do not currently expect government-mandated changes to impact the fundamental aspects of our operations or our ability to supply the many communities we serve.
While HASA cannot control if and how distributors and product retailers may decide to adjust store hours or closings, we will make every effort to keep our supply chain operating at full capacity to ensure product stock is available to purchase.
I understand HASA also serves municipal water suppliers to treat drinking water. Will my tap water continue to be safe?
HASA products treat over 20 billion gallons of water annually, which includes servicing hundreds of municipal water districts throughout many states. We intend to keep all our facilities open and our supply chains fully functioning to ensure that all the communities we serve will continue to have the HASA products they need to keep drinking and municipal water systems Safe, Clean and Clear each and every day.
Can I use HASA products to sanitize surfaces in my home?
Yes, HASA Sani-Clor®, Hasachlor®, Classic Bleach and Blue Whale Sanitizer are available for use on indoor surfaces and are available at local dealers and retailers for multi-purpose application to sanitize your home or business, as well as your swimming pool. These products can be used on nonporous, non-food contact surfaces. However, these products should not be used at full strength to clean your home or business. Prior to using, be sure to read all instructions on the product label and inside the packaging and how the sanitizing solution should be prepared—PLEASE ALWAYS USE EXACTLY AS DIRECTED.
For more information, please see a statement from HASA CEO Chris Brink.
Please be responsible when managing household or pool/spa cleaning supplies.
Liquid bleach like many household chemicals is for external use only—and needs to be treated with respect and used properly. Please always refer to the instructions on the packaging and on the accompanying label before using.