The primary function of an indoor pool room dehumidification system is to preserve the integrity of the room’s structure by controlling relative humidity. Pool room natatoriums have very specific construction parameters that designers must take into consideration during a project’s planning stages. Read More »
An indoor pool, whether it’s at home or a hotel, spa, or gym, can be one of life’s greatest pleasures or your worst nightmare depending on how well you control the room’s humidity. Children and adults alike love to splash in the water and enjoy the security, comfort, and convenience of an indoor setting any time of the year. However, an indoor pool also comes with its share of challenges and responsibilities for the owner or operator, and one of those is ensuring proper pool water chemistry while maintaining a clean and inviting atmosphere.
Commercial swimming pools, such as those found in Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) facilities, serve as an excellent space to exercise and play. However, the high moisture levels often found in these areas necessitate the use of specialized dehumidification equipment to prevent excessive humidity, temperature levels, and mold development. By employing commercial dehumidification equipment, facility owners and managers can better stick to the strict air temperature, humidity, and quality standards required of their facilities.
Indoor pools add value and year-round enjoyment to your property, whether you have one in your hotel, gym, spa, or private residence. Maintaining appropriate water temperature is critical to continued pool satisfaction. Most indoor pool operators heat pool water 2–4°F below the pool room’s air temperature to minimize and control evaporation. They are increasingly using this to their advantage by installing dehumidifiers that channel heat from the refrigeration cycle back into the pool room in the form of space heating or assist in pool water heating.
At the Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA), our engineers frequently come across pool room dehumidification systems that have not been consistently or effectively maintained.
High turnover is common among pool room maintenance personnel — particularly in hotels, motels, and other hospitality-industry facilities — but to ensure optimal safety, performance, and longevity, it’s essential to establish a comprehensive dehumidification system maintenance plan that adheres to manufacturer recommendations.