CDC – Chemical Irritants (Chloramines) & Indoor Pool Air Quality

PDF: CDC – Chemical Irritants (Chloramines) & Indoor Pool Air Quality – March 2013

An article published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that further confirms that chloramines are a byproduct of chlorine binding with contaminants in the water.  Chloramines, especially tri-chloramines, can – and will – cause air quality problems within indoor aquatic facilities.

As the article states, improving air movement over the pool and increasing the turnover rate will absolutely help solve the problem. However, this common practice only dilutes the chloramine-saturated air – dilution by solution is not the answer. The article also suggests opening doors and windows and/or using fans to help relieve the suffering of swimmers, staff, and other patrons. This is yet another common practice which may temporarily help, but will never solve the issue at hand. The article continues in stating other preventative measures must be taken to help improve the air quality, to include personal hygiene, showering before entering the pool, and monitoring water quality. PEC agrees with the article in suggesting these preventative measures may go a ways in helping the problem, but the Paddock Evacuator remains to be the one and only solution.

Article originally posted at www.cdc.gov.