Leisure Area & Swimming Pool Tips

Given the energy intensive equipment and infrastructure required to run a recreational centre, it’s easy to see why energy costs are so significant within the sports and leisure sector.

  • Heating water only to the minimum recommended temperatures. That’s 28 dc to 30oC for conventional leisure and diving pools, 25oC to 27oC for training and competition pools, and up to 40oC for spa pools.

  • Temperature. The temperature of the hall should also be closely monitored and should remain precisely 1°C warmer than the temperature of the water to inhibit evaporation from the surface.

  • Use a pool cover. You could cut your pool’s energy use by 10% to 25%, and you will also be able to reduce pool hall ventilation overnight and when not in use without risking a rise in humidity which cause problematic condensation.

  • Swimming Pool Backwash. As pool backwash is usually very costly in terms of both energy and water, ensure that an appropriate interval between two consecutive backwashes is maintained.

  • Overheating your pool, not only increases energy consumption and costs, it can also result in excessive condensation that could ultimately damage the building fabric