Recreational facilities can include fitness centers, pools, gymnasiums, indoor sports courts, theatres, and arenas. All of these buildings require reliable heating sources, and hot water for showers, washrooms, pools, and/or hot tubs. For commercial swimming pools, depending on the usage, the recommended temperature is at least 25°C (77°F, for competitive swimming). Pools that cater to older or younger age groups prefer pools to be closer to 29°C (84°F). The reason for these temperature minimums is to keep swimmers safe and comfortable while decreasing the likelihood of a bacteria or algae outbreak. Keeping a pool at these optimum temperatures requires a modulating boiler, one capable of running at different levels of capacity, or turndown ratio.
Many guides will recommend a dedicated heat exchanger be used for swimming pools. Our hot water heaters are made from high-grade 316/316L stainless steel, which allows the boilers to be connected directly to the swimming pool water without needing a secondary heat exchanger. This allows for simpler mechanical rooms that don’t have to resort to secondary loops or mixing valves, which decreases costs. Additionally, our product lines allow for fast temperature ramp-ups to meet sudden high demands. By increasing efficiency over older equipment, facilities can save thousands per year on fuel utility costs. Whatever your recreational facility use or size, we can find a boiler solution for your needs.