The COVID-19 virus is deactivated quickly using Florida rule-compliant chlorine or bromine concentrations in pools and spas, and there is no evidence it can be spread by treated water per the World Health Organization and the CDC. Per the CDC: Can the COVID-19 virus spread through 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.COVID19 Best Practices for Voluntary Pool and Spa Closure
COVID-19 – Florida DOH Information and Guidance For additional questions, contact the Department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 1 (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Email Inquiries may also be emailed to Florida DOH.
The Department of Health is responsible under Florida Statutes Title XXXIII Regulation of Trade, Commerce, Investments, and Solicitations: Chapter 514, Public Swimming and Bathing Facilities, for the routine surveillance of water quality and safety at all public swimming pools.
Pinellas County Stormwater Ordinance: No pollutants can be allowed to enter the surface waters, the storm sewer system, or even be disposed of in the roadways, as roads also lead to storm drains. Pollutants that enter the water illegally are called illicit discharges. Any illicit discharge is punishable by fines of up to $10,000 per day.