Find out how to keep your swim team warm this season and save money here.

Those who enjoy swimming, enjoy the water all year round – so why not ensure their experience is just as enjoyable as during the warmer months? Indoor swimming pools require a lot of maintenance, and here at IRS, we have a number of services and solutions which can make these processes as quick, and cost-effective as possible. It’s not just the water which needs to be monitored, but the air, the temperature, the size of the pool – the list goes on! 

Many leisure facilities throughout the country have both indoor, and outdoor pools. During the warmer months, the outdoor pool tends to become the pool of choice for members and visitors, however, during the cooler months, the indoor pool becomes more popular (mostly due to the outdoor pool being closed for the season). 

To minimise evaporation and to meet the dehumidification requirement, and in consideration of both, comfort and budget, the air temperature around a swimming pool should be roughly 2°C higher than the temperature of the pool water. The higher the room temperature however, the higher the heating the bill. Below, we have placed the benchmarks which are often considered a good starting point for the water temperature of different types of swimming pools: 

- Public Swimming Pools: 26-28°C
- Competition Swimming: 24-27°C
- Spa Pools: 36-40°C
- Private Pools and Hotels: 26-30°C

Outdoor air also has a great significance when it comes to choosing a dehumidifier type. Since the temperature of outdoor air is not a factor you can influence or set yourself, it is important to remember that a low outdoor air temperature for example, will favour a ventilation solution with a heat pump. This is all to do with humidity. 

Water content in outdoor air is called an RH Value. This value influences the overall humidity load – if the water content in the outdoor air is higher than the water content in the air in the pool room, your condense dehumidifier must have a larger capacity. This also varies depending upon the time of year. During wintertime, there is a very small amount of water in the outside air which causes it to be very dry, therefore the dehumidification capacity should work for this too.

So, what does this have to do with us? Heating a pool, of various sizes, can often be quite expensive – if you don’t have the right energy management solution in place which is specific to your requirements. It is important for schools, leisure centres and spas to have a solution that makes their money go the furthest. No one wants their members, visitors, or pupils to not want to come swimming in the winter because the pool is too cold! Here at IRS, our knowledgeable and friendly team have put solutions in place to make sure your swim teams are warm this winter.

Our energy management services offer a fresh approach to long term energy management for all our clients. Our new Energy Surveillance Solutions are specifically designed to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint and dramatically reduce their energy costs. We have experienced Technical Specialists who will review your current cooling and heating systems with detailed analysis, using both onsite of offsite remote monitoring. Once a full status report has been created, we will be able to see actual performance, and a unique insight into energy flow, heat transfer, and output. This means we can help you ensure your energy is working and benefiting you the way it should.

Posted on 22/10/2019