Certain swimming pools should raise the concentration of chlorine in the water in order to avoid that the coronavirus can be passed between swimmers.
It is the message from the environmental protection Agency on the agency's website.
the Call applies to indoor swimming pools, which is running with a particularly low level of chlorine at under 0.8 milligrams of chlorine per liter of water.
the Background is that the Danish Agency for Patient safety for the environmental protection Agency has raised doubts about whether a low chlorine content is sufficient to inactivate coronavirus.
the holiday Resort Lalandia is one of the sites that have permission to a particularly low level of chlorine in the water.
But here one has already screwed up for klorindholdet.
- we already did back in march, when the WHO (world health organisation, ed.) recommended that twisted up to the 1 milligram of chlorine per liter, says Kent Skovdal, vandtekniker at Lalandia.
- We must take care of ourselves and our guests. It is not something you dare to gamble with, says Kent Skovdal.
Many of the newer swimming pools are according to Kent Skovdal approved for a low chlorine content down to 0.4 milligrams per liter.
The low content of chlorine is extra gentle for bathers, which reacts to the chlorine.
It will probably be very few, according to Kent Skovdal can feel the difference at the level of 0.4 or 1 milligram of chlorine per liter of water.
- It is still low compared to what it was in the old days.
- Then drove one with a somewhat higher chlorine content up to 3-5 milligrams per liter of water.
- But you found out that the high content had not any effect - besides the fact that it gave the red eyes of the bathers, says Kent Skovdal.
Lars Norring is the president of the trade organization Danish Svømmebadsteknisk Association.
He says that the vast majority of swimming pools with low content of chlorine turned up for klorindholdet, when the WHO came with his recommendation in the spring.
It makes good sense, and the exercise is carried out well in most places.
On the extra high content of chlorine becomes the new norm - or whether svømmehallerne can again screw down - dare he at this time did not foretell.
- But I'm pretty convinced that with the focus that we need to expose ourselves to as little chemistry as possible, so we are going to manage after the low level of chlorine in the pools that can handle it, " says Lars Norring.
the Country's swimming pools was a month ago, the opportunity to re-open with certain precautions, among other things, extra space in the restroom.