Moisture Problems in Aquatic Facilities: Strategies for Controlling Condensation

April 29, 2009
Publication: Pool & Spa Marketing p 72-75
Author(s): O'Brien, Sean M.

Abstract: Natatoriums, especially those in cold climates, are highly susceptible to moisture-related problems. Interior moisture levels in natatoriums are extreme, with dew points ranging from 15.5 to 21 C (60 to 70 F). At these elevated moisture levels, even natatoriums in mild climates may develop moisture-related problems, which can include corrosion of interior components and condensation on interior surfaces and within walls and roofs. This article presents an overview of moisture-related problems found in natatoriums, with a focus on helping facility managers identify and remedy those problems.