Health Spa Water Leaks – What to Expect
One of our most popular sought after pastime activities, either alone or with company, is that of the Health Spa. Life in today’s world is far more stressful and hectic than ever before and when we get that bit of downtime most of us think about swimming pools, massages and saunas……..that pamper day which makes us feel alive again, making the most of that day off!
The Health Spa has therefore become a global phenomenon, present in all towns and cities however; water issues can cause problems for spas, affecting the quality of the services they offer.
Water is a crucial requirement for a Health Spa; without it there is no swimming pool, sauna or Jacuzzi, nor the tranquil environment of water features, fountains and beauty therapies. Therefore, in order to offer the best possible service, this major business resource needs to be properly looked after and a high quality approach needs to be taken to the maintenance of the Spa and its facilities.
With the amount of amenities that many Spas offer, there is the potential for largescale water issues, particularly in the following situations:
1. A leaking swimming pool;
2. Water leaks in showers and bathrooms (especially in older buildings) low pressure showers, leaking taps and poor toilet facilities;
3. Fountains and water features can be eye catching but not pleasant if they leak, not only wasting water but causing a potential slipping hazard in foyers and walkways.
4. Ablution rooms are a cultural norm and their use is an important ritual in the Muslim religion, so damp, stale smelling surroundings would be off-putting.
Any water leak will cause problems whether it is present for a few days or a few months; the result will be the cost of the rectification. If a leak can be swiftly detected and remedied the cost will be minimal but if the problem has been occurring for many months or years, the remedy cost could be extensive. Leaking water equals wasted water leading to higher water bills with the ultimate result of reducing profits.
As well as the cost, long standing water leaks and damp can cause damage to the structure of the building as well as to the aesthetics. Damp results not only in stale smells which are unpleasant for all and which are difficult to remove, even with air purification and aromatic devices, but also the potential for mould, a serious health concern for staff if exposure is long term.
Given that water is so important to the success of a Health Spa, owners should be considering how they can cost-effectively monitor the spa’s water system, removing all problems swiftly and efficiently. By using new innovative equipment featuring infrared and thermal imaging technology, leaking water can be identified quickly and its exact location pinpointed. In addition, a sensory system can be installed into the water system to allow for constant monitoring and being alerted to any areas of damp or accumulated water.
A small investment now can save huge rectification costs later and with the ability to have proactive yearly inspections, together with the installation of a sensor system, you can be confident that your water facility is in safe hands and you can concentrate on keeping those customers happy and relaxed.
For information on how we can help if you suspect a leak, consult LeakDTech’s professionals now!