Information about Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Play Areas by State

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There is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. Limit close contact with people outside your home in public spaces, both in and out of the water. Get more information about COVID-19 and water.

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The links below will provide you with state-specific resources for treated recreational water venues, such as pool code information, aquatic operator training guidance, facts on recreational water illnesses, and contacts for local public health authorities. “Treated” recreational water refers to water that is disinfected (with chemicals like chlorine or bromine) to kill germs in pools, hot tubs/spas, water play areas, etc.

Page last reviewed: June 11, 2020