What problem do all pool owners face? Of course, high humidity, which entails a number of negative consequences: the appearance of a musty smell; feeling of stuffiness; volumetric condensate precipitation; the development of bacteria; rapid loss of heat and cooling of water. If you «turn a blind eye» to the problem, sooner or later it will lead to the fact that the pool will simply become impossible to use. As a result, it will be necessary to close the building and begin costly repairs to damp-damaged elements of the structure.
*** In indoor pools, it is advised to maintain the humidity level within 40-50% (max 65%).
How to avoid such catastrophic consequences? First of all, set up the ventilation system (recommended air exchange for 1 person — from 80 m3 / h) and install a Celsius duct dehumidifier. About how this climate equipment works, what are its main features and why devices are installed in pools — and will be discussed in the article below. Read!
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Channel dehumidifier Celsius for the pool: how it works
All duct dehumidifiers from the Taiwanese manufacturer Celsius are of the condensing type. There are several types of equipment, but they all consist of: an evaporator, a condenser, a compressor, fans, coarse filters, a control unit, automation, a circuit and a drainage system.
The principle of operation of the units resembles the operation of an air conditioner: that is, the extraction of moisture from air flows and its condensation inside the device. Thus, moisture that usually settles in the form of condensate on cool surfaces inside the pool room is taken into the air dryer, where it condenses on a cold radiator and is then discharged outside through the drainage system.
But unlike the air conditioner, the air masses at the outlet of this device heat up a little (2-3 degrees higher than the temperature in the room). Thanks to this, the microclimate in the interior is not cooled, and therefore does not require additional energy consumption for heating. Celsius duct dehumidifiers are a cost-effective, convenient and simple option for dehumidifying the air in swimming pools and other similar facilities.
See how duct dehumidifiers work in the figure:
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The main «pros» and «cons» of Celsius duct dehumidifiers
When choosing a Celsius duct dehumidifier for installation in a pool, you should take into account all the advantages and disadvantages of this climate technology.
Let’s take a closer look:
Advantages of devices and the advantages of their use:
They are not installed in the pool itself, but in the adjacent technical one. Thus, the noise from their work will not disturb visitors and at the same time the devices are hidden from «prying eyes», do not occupy a usable area.
They have high performance, due to which they are able to remove large volumes of moisture from air streams.
Reliably protected from moisture, and also endure vibration loads.
They are absolutely safe for human health, thanks to the environmentally friendly refrigerant R410A
They can be retrofitted, for example, with a fine filter, heater and other useful devices.
Allows the user to choose the intensity of work, suitable for use in extreme humidity.
They allow to optimize the operation of the supply and exhaust ventilation and the heating system of the building.
Provide uniform distribution of dried and heated air masses around the entire perimeter of the pool.
They prevent the appearance and development of mold, fungus and other formations harmful to human health and elements of the environment in the premises.
They prevent damage to the structure, textiles and all interior components, which is inevitable in damp rooms.
They help to increase the service life of the equipment and furnishings used in the pool.
With Celsius duct dehumidifiers (for example, CELSIUS CDH-90, CELSIUS CDH-150 models) you will forget about the musty smell of dampness, “weeping” windows and surfaces covered with “dew”.
As for the minuses of Celsius duct dehumidifiers:
High cost, which is justified by the quality characteristics of the equipment.
Difficult installation requiring the involvement of professional installers.
*** Please note: the creation of an ideal microclimate is possible only with the joint use of duct pool dehumidifiers and mechanical/natural ventilation.
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3 main selection parameters for a pool duct dehumidifier
Decided to purchase a dehumidifier for dehumidifying the air — pay attention to the following:
Performance, that is, how many liters of moisture the device absorbs in one day of operation. For small private pools, a device with a capacity of 10-50 l / day will be enough, but for public institutions with a water surface of 25-100 m2, a more powerful unit (up to 350 l / day) will be needed.
Room area. Knowing the quadrature of the room for which the equipment is planned to be used, you can choose a device that can 100% cope with the task.
Air temperature. Traditionally, swimming pools are kept at a temperature of 27-30°C, therefore, it is necessary to choose equipment designed to work in these conditions (1-35°C / 5-35°C).
P.S. Channel dehumidifiers are suitable for normalizing the microclimate not only in swimming pools, but also in other public places with a high level of humidity: saunas, water parks, SPA complexes, industrial warehouses, workshops and the like.
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Do you want to learn more about the features of operation of Celsius duct desiccant (Taiwan) or get professional help in selecting air dryer — call the Pobut online store by phone: (097) 586 81 58.