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Ball Cleaner - Disinfectant - 08-10-2020, 10:36 AM

Any suggestions. We're trying to get the community clubroom open in a safe fashion. Would limit the players, stagger tables, etc. Somebody raised the question of using sanitizer on the balls. He has a valid point. Thank, Frank





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08-10-2020, 12:09 PM

How are you going to sanitize the cloth, rails, chalk?
  
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08-10-2020, 01:57 PM

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08-10-2020, 02:06 PM

If they serve food then they already have "quats" sanitizer short for quaternary ammonia..

as long as the balls are wiped dry after then there will be no residue.


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08-10-2020, 02:07 PM

Would alcohol work, run through a ball cleaner? Idk if that would permanently damage the shine of the balls or not, like soap does. But pretty sure it would kill the corona.
  
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08-10-2020, 02:10 PM

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08-10-2020, 02:43 PM

keeping anything people touch clean is good
but evidence has shown that virus transmission is much more likely
via direct contact with another human
limiting person to person contact as much as possible
will go furthest in limiting virus spread


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08-10-2020, 03:07 PM

Whatever the absolute minimum is where you are. Honestly, none of it makes a hill of beans worth of difference anyways!


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08-10-2020, 03:17 PM

Well, now everyone is stating their opinion that cleaning of the balls is not going to do anything, and that is fine.

But, we as a pool community should have a set procedure that pool halls and clubs can follow, to at least comply with local ordinances. This way they can open and have customers, and show they are being diligent with cleaning items every single customer will touch. Whether or not it really helps corona transmission doesn't matter, IMO. But getting the businesses back open does.

So what are rooms doing? Alcohol on balls? Windex? Pledge? Other? Nothing?
  
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08-10-2020, 03:18 PM

And furthermore, balls specifically are sensitive to the wrong cleaner. A few cases here for example have popped up over the years of the shine being permanently removed when balls were put in the dishwasher.

Its a very valid question the OP asked, and we should have or find a very good answer for him.
  
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And furthermore, balls specifically are sensitive to the wrong cleaner. A few cases here for example have popped up over the years of the shine being permanently removed when balls were put in the dishwasher.

Its a very valid question the OP asked, and we should have or find a very good answer for him.
I did answer it... Quaternary ammonia..

1. If the place serves food they already have it..
2. Even if they don't serve food it's still the cheapest commercial solution
3. It leaves no residue

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I did answer it... Quaternary ammonia..

1. If the place serves food they already have it..
2. Even if they don't serve food it's still the cheapest commercial solution
3. It leaves no residue

Have a nice day
Ah very good. I missed it. Have you tried this product on balls yourself? If so, does it mess up the shine? Or the play? Do you apply it to the ball polishing machine?
  
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Ah very good. I missed it. Have you tried this product on balls yourself? If so, does it mess up the shine? Or the play? Do you apply it to the ball polishing machine?
No I have not used it on pool balls specifically.. however I have used it on literally everything else.. glass, fine woodwork, a wide variety of plastics, tarnishable metals like brass and silver, all other metal.. natural stone, man-made stone, all types of fabric including silk and satin

how it works is a mix of quats and mostly water is applied and the quats locks onto the lipid layer of a virus or bacteria then almost immediately evaporates literally ripping the contagion apart.. within a few seconds all that's left is water..

That's why it's used in food service you can't even accidentally poison someone with it unless you served them a full glass of it and even then it wouldn't really do much.

Well I wouldn't drink pure quats.. but the water mixture used for sanitizer is practically harmless unless you are a micro organism


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08-10-2020, 04:55 PM

Spray the balls with a solution of Clorox and water. Use a 10% diluted concentration which should yield
at least a 5000 ppm concentration unless it you used swimming pool bleach which would more than twice
that so you could go to 5% concentration. As a general rule, about 1/3 gal of bleach to a gallon of water
would get you what you want and for safetyís sake, toss in an extra ounce of bleach.

Spray the rails, rack and pockets and of course the pool balls. Have the players hand sanitizers before playing
and every time they come back to the table if they leave the area or eat or drink anything. If you
see a friend and they come over to say ďHiĒ or just watch, the players need to hand sanitize. In other
words, if you canít play your game isolated more than 10 ft from anyone else except the person(s) playing
in your game, you need to hand sanitize often. And this should help but there is one more requirement.


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protect others from you in case you were infected and asymptomatic (no signs of being ill) and when everyone
does it, this protects you from them. Otherwise, just stay home and gripe about things but the good news is if
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08-10-2020, 05:49 PM

My idea was to use a mister, and spray everything with 100% alcohol.
...even the cloth...it evaporates quickly...should be done for each new group.
...someone told me 100% alcohol evaporates TOO quickly...70% was recommended.


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