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Indoor swimming pools. Humidity caused problems and suggested solutions

Technical Report:

Abstract

Reports have been received from across Canada on premature deterioration and other problems of indoor swimming pool buildings. This technical paper has been prepared to assist pool managers to solve these problems, which typically include leaking roofs, condensation on inside walls, peeling paint, efflorescence, rusting of metal elements, deterioration of concrete block structures, and high costs for pool heating. An effective insulation and vapor barrier system for a swimming pool roof is described, and the high relative humidity of the typical pool building is discussed as the primary cause of most problems. Proper sealing to cut down air infiltration is recommended, along with proper maintenance and painting. High energy costs are often due to low insulation values and to excessive ventilation used for decreasing the humidity. By using dehumidifiers capable of heat recovery, and by placing an insulating blanket on the pool after operating hours, it is shown that substantial cost savings are possible. 10 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1989
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NRC-1989; MICROLOG-87-05001
Reference Number:
CANM-89-002742; EDB-89-132427
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SWIMMING POOLS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; HUMIDITY CONTROL; MAINTENANCE; RECOMMENDATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION; VAPOR CONDENSATION; CONTROL; SURFACE WATERS; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
5848428
Research Organizations:
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, Communications Branch, Customer Sales Service Section, 77 Bloor St., W., Toronto, ON, CAN M7A 2R9; $N/C; MF CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1; $10 CAN.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: 39
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title = {Indoor swimming pools. Humidity caused problems and suggested solutions}
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abstractNote = {Reports have been received from across Canada on premature deterioration and other problems of indoor swimming pool buildings. This technical paper has been prepared to assist pool managers to solve these problems, which typically include leaking roofs, condensation on inside walls, peeling paint, efflorescence, rusting of metal elements, deterioration of concrete block structures, and high costs for pool heating. An effective insulation and vapor barrier system for a swimming pool roof is described, and the high relative humidity of the typical pool building is discussed as the primary cause of most problems. Proper sealing to cut down air infiltration is recommended, along with proper maintenance and painting. High energy costs are often due to low insulation values and to excessive ventilation used for decreasing the humidity. By using dehumidifiers capable of heat recovery, and by placing an insulating blanket on the pool after operating hours, it is shown that substantial cost savings are possible. 10 figs.}
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year = {1989}
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