POOL WATER TREATMENT – ADVANCING NET ZERO CARBON
We are in a climate emergency, and urgently need to reduce carbon emissions. In the UK, the operation of buildings accounts for around 30% of emissions – and pools are a significant factor.
The scope of this paper is to address what can be done to provide a net zero carbon in operation pool water treatment system, while at the same time providing a safe and appealing environment for bathers and on-site staff. The paper discusses the principles involved in quantifying the use of energy and water in the treatment of pool water and reviews the roles of the various stakeholders in the design, construction, operation and refurbishment of swimming pools. Key issues addressed include the amount of pump power required to circulate sufficient water to achieve satisfactory water treatment, and similarly for water usage.