MARCH 12, 2020: The UK’s number one indoor tropical aqua park is using a cocktail of anti-bacterial chemicals to keep its resort free from coronavirus.
Waterworld, in Stoke on Trent, uses ozone gas as part of the daily cleaning routine for its pool plant system – and experts say it is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against COVID-19.
“Ozone has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus,” says Robert Smith, president and chief executive of leading chemical research group Quail Systems.
“This strand has a similar makeup to SARS; therefore, we anticipate that ozone may kill the new, stronger strand, COVID-19.
“For decades, we have seen that ozone is the safest and most cost-effective option for protecting people by killing dangerous viruses and other threats,” he added.
In addition to its use of ozone, Waterworld has also invested in a virucidal and antibacterial disinfectant called Ultra AX, which has just been released to combat coronavirus.
Mo Chaudry, owner of Waterworld, said: “Anti-bacterial cleanliness is always a top priority for a leisure facility such as ours.
“But in the current climate, we wanted to provide extra reassurance to our guests, by spelling out the lengths we are going to keep our resort bacteria-free.
“A full deep clean of the whole facility is carried out every night using antibacterial and virucidal chemicals.
“Our message is: Not only is Waterworld very much still open for business – but it is one of the least friendly environments you can find for the spread of coronavirus.
“Respiratory viruses are more powerful in cool, dry air – and Waterworld is a warm and humid environment.”
Waterworld is also using Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Spray around the facility, and has 20 hand sanitisation points throughout the building.
There are also signs all around Waterworld reminding guests to wash their hands, and our cash handlers and catering staff have constant access to portable sanitising hand gel.
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