Indoor heated pools offer year-round enjoyment, whether you have one at our hotel, gym, or residence. However, proper indoor pool humidity control and water temperature are crucial to an enjoyable experience. Ensure you make the most out of your indoor swimming pool with these tips for those new to natatoriums.
5 Things to Consider with a Heated Pool
- Heating technique
You have several options for maintaining proper water temperature. These often differ from residential to commercial settings, as pool size and room size are factors in choosing the best method. Larger pools (and pool rooms) require more energy to heat.
- Pool location
Your geographic location will significantly affect your optimal system type. Locales with year-round warmer weather will have far more moderate needs than pools located in cold environments with harsh winters. Choosing the best pool dehumidifier with a pool water heating assist feature can help you meet these needs during normal conditions. However, additional resources may be necessary to counteract the effects of temperature extremes, such as a dedicated heater that runs on natural gas, liquid propane, or electricity.Which heating system style offers the most cost-effective heating? In general, liquid propane systems are best, however, energy costs vary by region, which could make an electric heat pump system a more savvy solution. Your local HVAC mechanical contractor can help you identify the most cost-effective solution for your natatorium.
Heated pool water is best kept 2-4°F below pool room air temperature to control the rate of evaporation. Dectron dehumidifiers that channel heat from the refrigeration cycle back to the pool room, repurposing heat to warm the room or the pool, are a great way to use equipment to your advantage in this regard. These systems, with optional pool water heating, assist option, allow you to regulate water temperature for the cost of running the dehumidifier alone, reducing energy expenses.These systems, which generate heat during the dehumidification refrigeration cycle, can repurpose produced heat to maintain pool room air and water temperature. These systems work best for heating pools with large surface areas, and in warm climates. Here, outdoor conditions overheat the natatorium, and the dehumidifier can also serve to cool the room, much like an air conditioner. This form of ‘heat recovery’ negates the need for a dedicated water heating source certain times of the year, providing substantial energy savings.Dehumidifiers also control mold, mildew, and corrosion, reducing moisture content in the air, and preserving comfort and air quality.
- Frequency of use
If you have an outdoor pool, your indoor pool may be used less in the warmer months. In this instance, choosing a commercial heating system you can easily adjust can significantly reduce energy expenses during these times.
- Pool activities
Pools used for exercise require a far lower temperature than those for more relaxing or therapeutic experiences, such as senior care, varying from 78°F to as high as 88°F
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