COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Why shouldn’t I wait until the end of the lockdown is announced to make a decision on whether or not to open/staff my facility?
Once the decision has been made, it takes a minimum of three weeks to open and staff your facility once payment has been received. There are also a number of factors that could affect or delay the opening of your facility that are out of our immediate control, such as the electrical inspection.
If my pool will not open to the public/our residents this summer, why would I want to pay to have the pumps turned on and the pool maintained for the duration of the summer?
It is Imperative that public aquatic facilities be properly maintained for the following reasons:
- The maintenance of properly sanitized swimming pools and other artificial bodies of water is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and help maintain community health.
- Without proper pool maintenance (which includes circulation and treatment of water) various germs which are present in feces — like e. coli — can grow. It can also create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, other pests and the diseases they may carry. This presents a risk not only to bathers but to the entire community at large.
- Additionally, it is critically important that active inground pool and spa projects be completed. Unfinished projects pose significant public safety risks as potential issues such as cave-ins and pool popping, as well as the dangers posed by an active construction site. And, the impact of long-term exposure to the elements may result in the community health issues noted above.
- It is important to recognize that closing a public swimming facility to patrons is not the same as saying the facility is not to be properly maintained while closed to the public. It is worth noting that pools be maintained and prepared for when this crisis is behind us.
If I choose to not have my facility opened this summer, what are my other options?
With many facilities closed and the budget for the pool already in place, now is the perfect time to have any major or minor construction completed at your facility. We would be more than happy to discuss with you the scheduling of projects including resurfacing, coping & tiling, system replacement, etc. For more information about the commercial services we offer, please visit https://imperialpoolmanagement.com/commercial-service.
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As an American Red Cross Authorized Provider, we hold safety as our top priority. Our highly trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure any questions are answered quickly and precisely. You will also rest easy knowing that your pool will be covered under Imperial’s Umbrella Insurance policy. With Imperial Pool Management you get it all – quality, reliability, and friendly service.