Swimming Pool Dehumidifiers
Designed in the UK for use in swimming pool areas including hydrotherapy pools, spas, sauna areas (not in sauna), changing rooms & gyms. Often used in areas where there is a presence of chlorinated air. Swimming pool dehumidifiers are protected from the corrosive affects of swimming pool air.
Used as a shop dehumidifier for libraries, bakers and any retail environment to make the environment more pleasant or preserve stocks. Especially good for hair dressers, fish mongers & florists.
Floor standing or model that can process air out of sight with added ducting. Designed to be tough and work all day and every day in all conditions from 5-35°C. Ducting not provided.
Some models may require external humidistats for positioning in the drying area such as Ecor Pro LD & DSR ranges. Ecor Pro D models have humidistats to regulate the humidity level automatically built in.
A pool Is generally maintained at 22°C – 26°C.
Rule of thumb for swimming pools.
Essential information on Swimming Pool Dehumidifiers.
If you have an indoor swimming pool then maintaining the correct humidity of the air in the pool room is essential. To do this you will have to have a swimming pool dehumidifier. Humidity is another word for moisture or water vapor in the air. Air holds water vapor within it, the warmer the air the more water it can hold. When warm wet air meets a cold surface the water vapor condenses and forms condensation. It is easy to see condensation on a window and it does no damage to a window, but the water will very soon soak in to your floor, walls, roof, and window frames causing corrosion, wood rot, mould and bacteria growth and an unhealthy environment. High humidity encourages the growth of mould and hence the deterioration of the building. The ideal relative humidity for a pool room should be between 60% and 65%. Above 70% the air is saturated with water vapor, making the atmosphere uncomfortable. Below 60%, the air is too dry and will be unpleasant to swimmers when they leave the water.
How does a dehumidifier work?
There are many types of dehumidifier but a swimming pool dehumidifier is designed specifically to deal with the high moisture loads that are found in an indoor swimming pool hall. The technology required within most dehumidifiers is very similar to that found in refrigeration and in heat pumps. The dehumidifier contains large metal plates that are cooled by refrigerant gases via a gas compressor. Cold plates encourage the moisture in the air to condense upon them and the condensate drips off the plates to a gathering tray and is then pumped away. Like a heater has a thermostat to regulate temperature a dehumidifier has a humidistat to maintain the correct humidity as set by the owner.
How do I get the right sized dehumidifier for my pool?
There are many things to take in to consideration when specifying a swimming pool dehumidifier. The starting point is the surface area of the swimming pool. From that you can estimate the liters per day of water vapor produced. You can then compare that figure to the output of the various dehumidifiers. Whilst you may find one dehumidifier that can cope with all the moisture often it is better to buy two smaller ones. To get a guide for the best pool dehumidifiers see here.
What else should I consider?
If your pool hall is very small compared to the swimming pool then you have to consider the electrical regulations regarding where you can position electrical equipment relative to bodies of water. Generally speaking, it should not be possible to touch the controls of the dehumidifier whilst in contact with the water. If this cannot be achieved then you will have to position the unit in another room or outside and duct the air into and out of the room.
We always try to manufacture a good dehumidifier, compact & with good energy efficient performance. Specifically designed for pools we are probably the biggest supplier of wall mounted swimming pool dehumidifiers in the world.