why are public pools closed?

there is chlorine and other chemicals in the pool doesn't that kill all bacteria and viruses?

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  • 2 months ago

    Viruses are not alive.  Also, I've often caught infections from being at the swimming pool.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They just reopened where I live, but with limited access so we can keep our distance from one another. The chlorine doesn't help if you sneeze into eachother's faces

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It spreads via human exhalation - so when you go to the pool make sure you breathe under water!!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Some people got infected going to a pool party. We now know that the virus is primarily transmitted through the air. One study showed that if you are in a restaurant, the most dangerous location is directly in front of or behind an infected person, but not next to him or her, unless the air blows sideways. The virus is found in the droplets coming out of a person's mouth and nostrils, and air current can carry it far enough to infect.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not the germs in the air

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If we were fish and were breathing water, you might have a point.

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  • Nancy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    One, COVID-19 has an outer layer of lipids that protects its gene sequence, which makes it vulnerable to soaps because soaps dissolve that outer layer that protect it but not so vulnerable to disinfectants unless they contain a fat-dissolving agent, which water-diluted chlorine does not.

    Two, even if the chlorinated water were completely effective at neutralizing COVID-19 it came into contact with, that still doesn't protect those in the pool, who predominantly have their heads above that water and who are spitting and snotty and flailing about with uncovered noses and mouths and not observing social distancing. How would you expect the water down there to neutralize saliva and snot being randomly sprayed at your face by other swimmers or even directly touched to your face by their hands up here above the water?

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  • 2 months ago

    there's the locker room to think about too, and whether or not the prople who arrive are inflected before they hit the chlorine - not that swimming in chlorine cleans your insides.

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