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Ozone for Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 29, 2020

Continuing our conversation on secondary disinfection and oxidation systems, today we are discussing ozone (O3). Ozone is a powerful oxidizer and disinfectant for water, and is used in a...

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Pool Gutter or Skimmers?
By Chloramine Consulting on April 20, 2020

Swimming pools can be subdivided many different ways. Today, let's focus on how surface water is collected for filtration. In this regard, there are two types of pools: skimmer pools and...

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How Big is an Olympic Swimming Pool?
By Chloramine Consulting on April 19, 2020

An Olympic sized swimming pool is 50 meters long, and at least eight lanes wide. The official dimensions of an Olympic swimming pool are are defined by FINA, the international governing...

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Comparing The Best Secondary Sanitization and Oxidation Systems for Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 13, 2020

We are often asked for our opinion about UV and Ozone systems, and to compare them. The problem is, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. So this article is our comparison of secondary...

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Trihalomethanes (THMs) in Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 10, 2020

Trihalomethanes (THMs) are harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs) found in drinking water and swimming pools. They can off-gas from swimming pools, which contribute to indoor air quality...

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Medium Pressure UV vs. Low Pressure UV for Indoor Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on March 20, 2020

Manufacturers of swimming pool Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems often disagree on which type of UV system is best for a given swimming pool. Specifically, the marketplace has...

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Airborne Disinfection: What can stop the Coronavirus?
By Chloramine Consulting on March 14, 2020

At the time of writing this, the world seems to be in chaos. Events are being canceled across the world, and the economic impact is undeniably real. NCAA championships are cancelled for...

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Don't Blow Air Directly onto a Pool
By Chloramine Consulting on February 19, 2020

In natatoriums, When the air gets rough, the fans get blowing.  And that's not always a good thing.

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Unintended Natatorium Design Flaws
By Chloramine Consulting on February 16, 2020

Many natatorium design problems can be prevented if designers and contractors understand the swimmer's perspective. Swimmers see things designers don't.

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Ways to Reduce Combined Chlorine
By Chloramine Consulting on January 24, 2020

If combined chlorine levels get too high, the local health department might shut a commercial pool down. We have seen it happen before. But while pool closures are rare, high combined...

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Dehumidification Problems in Natatoriums
By Chloramine Consulting on December 17, 2019

We wrote a previous article about five common mistakes in natatorium design. Now let's talk about errors we see in the implementation and installation of pool dehumidification systems....

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The Mechanical Engineer's Indoor Pool Dilemma
By Chloramine Consulting on December 16, 2019

Think of all the rooms you have been inside. Offices, classrooms, restaurants, your bedroom, etc.. Every indoor room probably had a ventilation system of some sort, and that system was...

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