The DRC is in the process of added a UV Filtration System, which will offer many benefits including:
- A safer and more pleasant water environment
- Clear, bright and sparkling water
- Fresh, clean air with significantly reduced chlorine smell
- Eliminates ‘Red Eye’ and skin irritations by reducing chloramines
UV filtration is housed in the pool's filter room and consists of a high powered ultra violet light encased in a compartment that pool water passes through (see photo of the DRC's new filtration device below). As the water flows through this UV compartment, it is bombarded with a high intensity germicidal ultraviolet ray that destroys waterborne pathogens, including algae, bacteria, cysts, and viruses. The highly concentrated electromagnetic energy destroys organic matter and eliminates the formation of dangerous chlorine by-products called chloramines that commonly lead to red, stinging eyes, skin irritations, asthma and allergies. In addition to the health issues that can be caused by chloramines, pool area equipment also disintegrates when subject to prolonged chloramine exposure, as is typical in an indoor pool environment.
|The DRC's UV Filtration Device|
|The DRC's UV filtration system control panel|
Will the DRC indoor pool still use chlorine with the addition of the UV filtration system?
Yes, chlorine will still be used, but a dramatically reduced amount. The chlorine smell that is associated with indoor pools will be significantly reduced with the addition of the UV filtration system.
The DRC feels very confident that the new UV filtration system will be a great addition to the indoor pool and out pool patrons will enjoy the improved air and water quality.
For those who utilize the pool area there will be many other noticeable improvements, including a new desk area for swim instructors and lifeguards.
Many have noticed and commented that they really like the new exterior windows that have been installed in the pool area. The windows allow more natural lighting into the pool and an added benefit of a natural view of the outdoors for those using the fitness center.
|view from the fitness center|
One of the most frequent suggestions made by fitness center and track users was the need for a second level restroom. The renovation project was able to construct new restrooms on the second floor, which are now open.
|New hands free sinks located in the second level restrooms|
On the first level of the DRC the locker rooms are getting their major overhaul. From new tile to new lockers, the locker rooms will be just as impressive as the other completed areas of the DRC.