Indoor pools are becoming an increasingly popular trend for their year-round convenience, offering water enthusiasts ideal swimming conditions no matter the weather. Created for enjoyment, an unfortunate number of indoor pool projects ultimately lead to complications, however – many from simple ignorance. Here’s how you can ensure a perfect poolside experience…
6 Things You Should Know Before Building an Indoor Pool
1. Be Careful About Cutting Corners in Construction.
Adding an indoor pool is a large investment, and it is integral to hire an experienced contractor to protect its value and lifespan. Here is not the place to cut corners. Look to architects and commercial HVAC mechanical contractors with a great deal of indoor pool room design experience for seamless, safe integration. Here it’s the seemingly little things skilled professionals know – like sloping the deck toward the pool to keep water from walls and the right materials to guard against moisture damage – that make a big difference and can save you a mountain of heartache later.
2. Avoid Impossible Situations.
Don’t skimp on the size of your equipment room in the efforts of saving square footage. Such shortsighted decisions could create impossible working conditions later when equipment requires repair or replacement.
3. Don’t Overlook Dehumidification Needs.
Appropriate heating and ventilation are essential to maintaining optimal humidity levels poolside. Unlike outdoor pools, indoor pools need a complete and carefully constructed dehumidification system, such as a Desert Aire, Semco, PoolPak and Dectron pool dehumidifier, to protect the indoor pool structure and environment against mildew, mold and rot. These natural consequences of evaporation and condensation can be held in-check with proper humidity levels in the 50-60% range, as well as by avoiding the forcing of air across the pool surface (which speeds evaporation), and maintaining even air distribution over outside walls to prevent condensation.
4. Add Protection with Pool Covers and Proper Drainage
A small investment in an pool cover can help reduce evaporation and humidity by as much as 50%, lowering the cost of running commercial dehumidification systems. And in addition to proper sloping, low-profile strip drains can guard against standing water and structural damage.
5. Make Sure Ventilation is Sufficient for Air Quality & Safety
Any pool treated with chlorine will emit odors, but these will be more pronounced indoor pools. Be sure to talk to your pool HVAC and dehumidification contractor about solutions that can safeguard against chemical smells, such as ozonators and purifiers.
6. Look at the Long-Term.
Keep in mind when selecting personnel and products to guide you on your pool quest, a small investment now – be it in climate control, pool cover, drainage, or a trusted commercial HVAC service company – could save you a significant amount in monthly energy costs and potential repair bills later.
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