CDC officials say “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.” So, let’s take a look at the old pump. Maybe its time fo upgrade to one of those gorgeous, efficient variable speed pumps like the Jandy InteliFlo® or the Pentair SuperFlo® ? Unlike single-speed motors that can only operate at maximum flow rates, the variable speed motor can slow the water flow and maximize savings. To comprehend what these savings can be fully, it is important to grasp the Pump Affinity Law. This law is used to demonstrate the relationship between motor speed, flow rates, and energy consumption. Essentially, it states that the power consumption drops dramatically as the motor speed and water flow are decreased.
And while we’re on the topic of getting wet — what about drinking water?
“The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water,” according to the CDC. “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.”
This is one mind-numbing time for the self-quarantining Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Urbana, Frederick & Mount Airy homeowners. Diving into your pool this season will seem like taking a vacation in your backyard! Call the Twins with any of your questions. Working safely; Staying open.