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COVID-19 & Rec Water Illnesses in Pools

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

There are some things around pool and spray pads you should know, espcecially in these uncertain times! Below is an interesting podcast with Dr. Roy Vore, a renowned microbiologist in the aquatics world, the author of the microbiology portion of the NSPF - Recreational Water Illness Handbook, among other notable accomplishments. I had to privilege of meeting Dr Vore at the World Aquatics Health Conference several years back, as well as hear him speak. He has been an invaluable resource for the most up-to-date pool microbiology information. He generously answers my questions as I continue to provide cutting edge information to my aquatics customers. Dr Vore is clear, concise, informed, and a genuinely nice person.

Four things that make this podcast worth your time for your aquatic environment and Covid -19 knowledge:

1) How long does it take for disinfecting wipes to actually work?

2) How much chlorine should actually be in the pool?

3) What does “Read the label” mean?

4) Clean and disinfect… they are different! Listen and subscribe to the Pool Pro Podcast here.


Dr. Vore is a technology manager at BioLab, Inc. His work focuses on the control of microbial growth in recreational water and household surfaces. Roy is a Certified Pool & Spa Operator, a member of NSPF’s Education Committee, an active contributor to APSP’s Recreational Water Quality Committee, was a major contributor to the Disinfection Water Quality module of the Model Aquatic Health Code (the “MAHC”), and the lead author of NSPF’s Recreational Water Illness handbook. Dr. Vore received his Ph.D. in bacterial physiology from the University of Arkansas and his masters and bachelors in microbiology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas. Dr. Vore has over 80 scholarly papers and presentations on the selection and use of industrial biocides, biocide testing methodology, the microbiological of swimming pools and spas, and the governmental regulation of biocides.

If you have any questions, please give me a call or drop and email!

Stay safe,

Scott Bowron

Clear Aquatics 226.448.4020

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