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Training in hot water is good for people with rheumatic problems. However, if the pool dehumidifier is inadequate and old it is bad for the economy, the buildings and the therapists, who are in charge of the training
The Health and Training Centre in Århus is a very beautifully located treatment centre for people who have problems with their locomotive system. The Centre is run by the Rheumatism Association, but many kind of patients are accepted, such as people who need training or rehabilitation after an operation.Training is taking place in well-equipped training premises and in an 11 m2 hot water pool. Training in hot water is especially good for people with joint problems, as the heat relieve the pain and makes the joints more supple.
Every year about 2000 patients are using the hot water pool at the Health and Training Centre. "The temperature of the water is kept at 33,4°C, and due to big window areas the room sometimes is very hot and humid," says caretaker Gert Dahl Hansen. "It is very unpleasant for the therapists and the caregivers, who feel bad when it is too hot and humid."
Better indoor climate and big savings:
In order to solve these problems the Centre contacted the consulting engineer Viggo Madsen. They soon found out that the 20 years old dehumidifier was no longer able to cope with the job, even if it was running constantly. The solution was a new CDP 125 pool dehumidifier from Dantherm.
"The new pool dehumidifier starts and stops automatically in accordance with the humidity of the air," tells caretaker Jørn Olin. "It has already resulted in an energy saving of approx. 12%, and the indoor climate in the room has improved considerably. Furthermore the sound level is much lower than the old one". Together with the new pool dehumidifier they also installed sun filters on the windows. The two caretakers tell that these new steps have lowered the temperature so much that it is pleasant to stay in the training centre even on hot summer days.
Principle drawing of the CDP 125 pool dehumidifier:
"We have got clear improvements in all respects," says caretaker Jørn Olin. "So I really recommend a Dantherm solution, if you have humidity problems in an indoor pool".
Facts about CDP 125 pool dehumidifiers:
- Hot-galvanized, double-skinned panels with 50 mm insulation
- All external and internal parts of the cabinet are enamel powder painted
- The access for inspection can be moved to the opposite side
- Optional fresh air inlet
- Optional water-cooled condenser
- Optional water heating coil
- Wall mounted or standing on the floor