On May 20, 2021, we posted a blog with various Q and A’s addressing the status of state requirements concerning the operation, cleaning, and sanitizing of swimming pools. One of the Q and A items in that publication read as follows:
Q: Do we have to keep cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces at the pool?
A: While it is unclear whether the State’s hourly cleaning and disinfecting requirements are still in effect and to what extent, any such requirements are set to expire June 1, 2021, unless extended by the Governor. However, the safest option is to still continue cleaning and sanitizing the pool areas until May 31, 2021. The State’s recreation guidelines encourage such activity, as well as referring to the CDC for more guidance on COVID-19 pool safety.
Now that we are past the June 1st deadline, many are wondering whether the Governor extended the cleaning and sanitation requirements. The short answer is no—Colorado no longer has any pool cleaning and/or sanitation requirements at the state level.
However, it is possible that such requirements exist at the county level, so don’t forget to check with your specific county to see if any such requirements are in place.
Please contact an Altitude attorney, at 303.432.9999 or at [email protected] with questions about pool openings.