Managing Leaks In A Commercial Pool Environment
In Dubai’s summer months, temperatures can soar to in excess of 50°c, so as well as the need for air conditioning systems, another cool down option is to have a quick dip. Most Dubai hotels now have swimming pools to assist with their guest’s enjoyment and comfort during their stay.
Hotels have ground level swimming pools, as would be standard, but are also famous for their rooftop bars and swimming pools, not only to complement the hotels’ ostentatious and grandiose designs, but to allow a chance for guests to take in the breathless views of Dubai city and the amazing coastline.
However, a risk that has to be catered for as with all water resources is a leak, which can cause costly damage along with associated losses during the repair process. If a pool were to leak at ground level, the damage would be confined to that area, but if a water leak were to occur in a rooftop pool facility, the damage to the floors and rooms below, along with the expense could be immeasurable.
A related risk with managing pool facilities is not just leaking water pipes. Swimming pools are usually kept clean with chlorine, a poisonous chemical and, while small amounts are used for water cleanliness, if a leak were to occur from any source of chlorine this could cause serious harm to pool users.
Pools are built to be waterproof, but sealants can deteriorate, or the pool can slightly move with the surrounding ground changes causing leaks in pipes or cracks to the pool’s exterior. Indicators of leaks would be wet patches of ground in the pool’s vicinity and the need to replenish the water levels more often. With a chlorine leak there would be a potent smell and people may complain of irritation to their skin or eyes.
But, the problem is that with all of the pipework and pool casing being buried deep in the ground or within the floor structure of the rooftop area, finding any leak is an almost impossible task without digging it all out.
Thankfully, there are now ways in which leaks can be accurately located either within the structure itself or the surrounding pipework by using a new innovative technology. Combining the use of damp-testing, ground penetrating radars and thermal imaging, problems can be resolved swiftly and cost-effectively, ensuring your swimming pool stays safe and provides an enjoyable experience to cool down on those hot summer days!
For information on how we can help if you suspect a leak, consult LeakDTech’s professionals now!