We could say that the indoor, sheltered or indoor swimming pool does not need a cover because it is protected from environmental pollution. The pond cover would therefore be superfluous or even useless? This is a mistake, because covering the swimming pool also limits water loss and therefore condensation which is created very easily and excessively in a closed, heated and humid environment. So, which cover to choose for your indoor pool and how to limit condensation in an indoor pool?
All the solutions which allow the pool to be covered when it is not in use are valid for both covered and indoor swimming pools. But some seem more suitable than others, more discreet, more aesthetic, less expensive, easier to set up.
Some conditions must be respected to install a removable bottom. It must be installed during construction. The pool structure should be concrete, the vertical walls are perfectly straight, the pool is stepless, and the bottom is flat.There are many benefits, besides safety, when the bottom is raised , a new space is available for a terrace, a playground… It is also possible to choose the height and depth of your pool. It is necessary to plan a minimum budget of 20,000 euros and only a professional can set it up.The immersed curtains are particularly discreet, they are hidden in a pit at the end of the pool. Quite suitable for indoor swimming pools. Certainly, around 80 centimeters of swimming surface are requisitioned for the pit. It is installed during the construction of the pool, during rehabilitation (under certain conditions). It is convenient, easy and simple to use. Elegant, sober and refined, the slats offer a wide range of colors to harmonize with the pool area. It can be solar electric or work via WIFI. Its price varies according to the size of the pool, it is about half the cost of the removable bottom.The above-ground cover has the same advantages as its "big brother", the submerged cover. It is, however, less aesthetic. However, a bench can cover the roller, which improves the rendering. It is very easy to install by yourself. The handling is manual, electric, solar or wired. The purchase is also less expensive.
The summer or bubble cover if it is blue is installed at sunset and removed in the morning to prevent photosynthesis and the development of algae in the pool. It is possible to choose it opaque gray or black for a daytime installation. It can be cut to size, edged for a more refined finish. It requires a storage reel that is difficult to hide in the pool area. Lightweight, easy to install, it is the cheapest system, between 4.50 euros and 9 euros per m2.The safety tarpaulin or the one with bars are of course possible, but they are really little aesthetics in the very cozy environment of the indoor swimming pool.
Shelters are themselves security systems. As for indoor swimming pools, they are often equipped with keyed doors, making them inaccessible to young children. Thus, the choice of a swimming pool cover will not be chosen primarily for its safety aspect but rather to limit the evaporation of water and especially condensation. The aesthetics, the discretion of the system in relation to the environment, the investment will, in this case, be the criteria of choice.
Knowing what the conditions are for controlling condensation will allow you to understand the different possibilities for effectively combating this phenomenon which is created in the space of the indoor swimming pool. If it is possible to limit condensation in the indoor swimming pool by ventilation, combating condensation using a swimming pool dehumidifier remains the most appropriate means. Then discover the difference between the chemical dehumidifier VS electric dehumidifier and whether it is better to choose a swimming pool dehumidifier or Controlled Mechanical Ventilation to correctly choose the device best suited to your installation.
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