Questions regarding the quality of air in indoor pools have become common nowadays. For many years, HVAC professionals rarely looked at pools and HVAC systems as one thing. The result was indoor pools that affected the health of occupants and integrity of structures. Fortunately, an integrated approach is now common. This has led to experts unearthing a relationship between pool water components and the surrounding air.
Chlorine-Common Source of Bad Air
Chlorine contains chloramines, a compound that does not disintegrate in water. The pool water releases this compound during evaporation. When you smell an ammonia smell in your pool, it is not necessarily ammonia. It could be chloramines. Health experts believe that this compound could be the case of many respiratory problems reported among indoor pool users. Ask a pool contractor from Dolphin Pools & Spas to test the water for you, so that you can treat it immediately.
Solution 1: Shock the Water
Upon testing the water, you may discover chloramines. The next assignment is to eliminate this problem. Shocking the pool water is a popular solution in Salt Lake City. Increase the level of chlorine to 10 parts per million in what is referred to as super-chlorination. If this fails to bear fruits, try hyper-chlorination-an even higher level of 20 parts per million.
Solution 2: Add Oxidizer
Chloramines can also be countered with non-chlorine methods. For example, potassium peroxy is an oxidizer that releases chlorine from the pool water. The advantage of adding an oxidizer is that swimmers can get back into the water within half a day. But, the method loses its impact the more frequently one uses it.
The overreaching role of an indoor pool is to enhance comfort and promote health. With the constant release of chloramines, these facilities tend to counteract their importance. For a healthy pool environment, control the production of these compounds focus on the symbiotic relationship between air quality and healthy water.