Jim Metzger


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Why You Shouldn't Adjust a Pool Room Thermostat

Posted by Jim Metzger | Sep 25, 2017 2:46:18 PM | 0 Comments

Monitoring and managing indoor humidity levels can be challenging in any type of space, but indoor pool rooms present unique difficulties. Without careful attention and management, imbalanced room air temperature and pool water temperature relationships in these rooms can cause corrosion, condensation, mold, mildew and poor air quality affecting swimmers comfort and building integrity.  

In commercial indoor pool rooms, trained employees are typically on hand to manage dehumidification processes, temperature monitoring, and pool water chemistry. However, residential pool rooms usually can’t rely on employees for upkeep, nor can most semi-commercial spaces in hotels and condos; service technicians are available, but their vists are usually infrequent. 

Partnering with knowledgeable HVAC professionals — ones that can provide useful feedback, recommend reliable technology, and suggest customized management plans for monitoring and controlling humidity levels — can allow for significant time and cost savings.

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Prevent Equipment Corrosion in Water Treatment Facilities

Posted by Jim Metzger | Sep 19, 2014 1:02:00 PM | 4 Comments

Dehumidification plays a key role in the housekeeping maintenance of waste and fresh water treatment facilities. Metal surfaces such as holding, treatment and filtration tanks, pipes and pump room equipment are exposed to cold water that often brings their surface temperature below the room’s dew point temperature. When this happens, moisture forms on these surfaces causing rusting and corrosion.

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