Are you turning a blind eye to indoor pool humidity control issues? The indoor feel of natatoriums can make it easy for owners and operators to forget that adding the typically outdoor feature of a pool to an enclosed environment is far from normal, despite the fact that various signs and symptoms often point to an ailing and potentially highly problematic situation.
Is Your Indoor Pool Setup Screaming for Better Humidity Control? Know the Signs:
1. A hot, sticky, uncomfortable pool environment.
Feel as if you could cut the air in your pool room with a knife? Heavy, steamy, chemically smelly air does not make for a prime poolside experience. Worse, the high humidity and temperatures of such environments support bacteria and mold growth that can be detrimental to health. Left unchecked without the proper dehumidification and ventilation provided by Dectron HVAC systems, such an environment will eventually lead to the structural damage of the pool room.
2. Noxious chemical odors.
In addition to air quality issues resulting from high humidity levels in your indoor pool room, inadequate ventilation in your natatorium can also lead to the buildup of chlorine and other pool chemical gases within your building’s structure. Without adequate ventilation, repeated exposure from trapped compounds can lead to serious respiratory issues, asthmatic reactions, and irritated eyes and nasal passages.
3. Metal corrosion.
Chloramines released into the air and trapped within the natatorium can quickly lead to the corrosion of metal surfaces.
4. Fogged-up windows and skylights.
Skilled contractors know the secrets to avoiding pool evaporation and preventing condensation. Without careful mapping of the airflow in your pool room by your commercial mechanical services provider prior to the design and installation of your pool dehumidification system, rapid pool evaporation from improper airflow across the surface of your pool could result in frequently foggy windows and skylights.
5. Condensation buildup on walls and ceiling surfaces.
Condensation buildup on windows, walls and ceilings points to the need for rapid commercial dehumidifier repair and potential problems with system design. Proper airflow is key to system design and dehumidifier performance, making a knowledgeable system designer and installer a wise investment.
6. Airborne bacteria.
Standing water from moisture buildup and improper pool sanitation techniques could lead to the proliferation of illness-inducing bacteria such as E. coli and Guardia. Are you taking advantage of UV light purification and ozone treatments to mitigate these risks?
7. Odors in attached structures.
Improperly designed and ventilated natatoriums lacking essential negative pressurization can push smells into attached structures/rooms via poorly sealed walls and ceilings, destroying indoor air quality with airborne pool chemicals and mold-inducing humidity levels.
8. Structural rot from moisture.
Excess moisture trapped in the air within structures, combined with improper drainage surrounding the pool, can quickly lead to the rotting of building materials in the natatorium and surrounding structures. Progressing to a moldy, rotted mess, it will eventually lead to the creation of a structurally unstable, biologically hazardous pool environment.
Don’t let indoor pool problems sink you. Keep your natatorium afloat with a commercial or residential indoor pool dehumidification system from H&H Commercial Services today.