Interview with Professor V. Romano Spica, specialist in the safety of swimming pool water and swimming structures.
Myrtha Pools asked itself about the possibility of a short-term reopening of swimming pools and swimming centers and contributes to a better understanding of the Covid-19 transmission risks in chlorinated water, typical of the swimming pool environment.
" In the face of the Covid-19 emergency, swimming pools - like many other sports centres and gyms - are now under a magnifying glass to better understand the risks of virus transmission both in common areas of use and - more specifically - in the water.
We therefore asked ourselves - like many others - about the possibility of short-term reopening of swimming pools and swimming centres and we thought about how we could contribute to a better understanding of the Covid-19 transmission risks in chlorinated water, typical of the swimming pool environment.
That being said, we decided to rely on the advice of one of the leading international scholars on the safety of swimming pool water and swimming facilities, Professor Vincenzo Romano Spica, (Professor of Hygiene at the University of Rome "Foro Italico"), who shared a first outlook and evaluation of the current scenario, which we have put together in this document".