One of the biggest drawbacks of being inside an aquatics facility to either swim or even just to watch a swimming competition from the bleachers is that ever present and annoying smell of chlorine.
Also referred to as “bad air”, what you’re actually smelling is not chlorine itself, but rather chloramine—a chlorine compound—that’s generated during evaporation when the pool water is agitated.
We’re all familiar with the “why” behind chlorine as a water additive from a health perspective. But many people—swimmers and visitors alike—actually experience health issues of their own despite what chlorine in the water is there to prevent in the first place. People with respiratory problems, such as asthma, can really become adversely affected by chloramines.
Worse yet, those swimmers who are sensitive to chloramines are exposed to the highest dosage levels directly above the water surface where they’re most concentrated. Even though aquatics facilities do run powerful ventilation or HVAC systems, those operating in especially older facilities are not adequately handling the proper dispersal of chloramine.
Industrial-size HVLS fans make a big splash
A new case study from Kelley HVLS Fans, Entrematic explains how it helped the Carroll Independent School District (ISD) Aquatics Center located in Southlake, Texas improve its own air quality and comfort level for its patrons. The Aquatics Center installed two 24-foot diameter Kelley® WAVE™ HVLS (high volume, low speed) fans 30 feet above the water surface to provide even air flow coverage for both the Aquatics Center’s main and warm-up pool areas.
While focusing on more than just the HVLS fans themselves, the case study brings out important perspectives from the Aquatics Center’s manager. He relates how patrons and even visiting swim teams have voiced appreciation about the Center’s improved air quality. Competitive swimmers have even that because the air directly above the water’s surface feels cleaner, they take deeper breaths than before the HVLS fans were installed, which ultimately affects the swimmers’ performance levels.
To learn more about the Aquatics Center’s story behind its new Kelley Wave HVLS fans, and to view more “voice of the customer” case studies from Chovan Communications, LLC, check out the Copywriting Services page on my website.