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The management of my building closed down the swimming pool without consulting with the juristic person (where I am a member). Articles like this https://www.swimmingpool.com/coronavirus/ suggests that there is no scientific evidence that the virus spreads in pools. As there are very few residents at the moment, we want to keep it open, but limit it's use to one person at a time. I am sure I read somewhere that public pools must be closed, but condominiums can decide themselves. Still I can't find that article. Can anyone clarify the regulations? If there are regional rules I am asking about rules for Satthaip district, Chonburi province.

 

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If it's so safe for 1 at a time in the pool, why wouldn't it be safe for 5 or 10 or 20 provided they keep at least 2 metres away from the doggie crawler?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, brewsterbudgen said:

All condo gyms and pools have been told to close.  Whether it's really necessary, is regrettably moot.

The Condo management decides if they are closing the pool or not. Public pools have to close,though. I'm just watching the pool where I'm staying,and it's still open. 

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Pools are required to be Closed until further notice.

 

If you need a swim fill up the bath tub.

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1 minute ago, steven100 said:

Pools are required to be Closed until further notice.

 

If you need a swim fill up the bath tub.

Public pools are required to close. 

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This is your biggest problem at the moment Wonderboy? 

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My condo pool in Chiang Rai has closed until April 24. IMO a knee-jerk reaction, because there is no scientific evidence pools help spread coronavirus. If anything, a properly chlorinated pool would be killing it. Even 0.1 ppm free available chlorine is enough. Closing gymnasiums makes more sense.

 

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44 minutes ago, donnacha said:

I absolutely love swimming, I usually swim for an hour every day while listening to audiobooks, but you would have to be insane to use a shared pool in the current circumstances.

We have no idea if the infection can be waterborne, or how long it might last in water, or if it would be destroyed by the chemicals used in swimming pools, but catching it can be brutal, why risk it?


 

Just go with the facts (https://www.swimmingpool.com/coronavirus). "Insane to use a shared pool" - please elaborate. Yes, there's an element of insanity in crowds at a pool, and there's definitely a good reason to close public pools. Private pools are a different story, and not grouping sundeck chairs together and keep social distances should do the trick! To simply panic doesn't.

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14 minutes ago, samtam said:

Source?

 

We too have this issue. One or two residents asked for the pool to be closed. We agreed to do so, providing our recreation floor (with running track, seating area, children's play area, climbing equipment etc, tennis court, basket ball court, used by children for footie etc), was also closed for the same reason of "social distancing". Of course those using the recreation floor, (or their children), objected, but were quite ok with the pool closure, because they don't use it.

 

As far as I can gather, pool closure would only be for the social distancing aspect. According to several sources:

 

https://www.spasa.com.au/news-item/4165/coronavirus-covid-19-are-swimming-pools-safe

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/askst-is-it-possible-to-contract-the-coronavirus-from-swimming

 

https://www.swimmingpool.com/coronavirus/

 

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/cross-training/a31472426/coronavirus-is-it-safe-to-go-swimming/

 

The pool is barely used and is a great exercise option, (which I have personally used used over the last 16 years...1200m every other day).

 

People seem to be very selective about what constitutes a risk. Many within the condo have live-in maids, but they go out every day to shop, and probably use public transport; some have part time maids, who in most cases travel to work by public transport. Of course residents seem blind to these risks, because it would inconvenience them.

For the third time: Public pools have to close. The local authorities don't have jurisdiction over private/condominium pools. That's up to condominium management.

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2 hours ago, Max69xl said:

For the third time: Public pools have to close. The local authorities don't have jurisdiction over private/condominium pools. That's up to condominium management.

Why don't you try going for swim and see what happens.  Do let us know. 

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