Under the title "Green Waterpark", the quality association of European leisure pools and spas showed innovations that can reduce the energy consumption and CO2 footprint of public pools.
President of the EWA, Upper Austria's Regional Economic Councillor
Therefore, the association is intensively working on new concepts for energy-saving and ecological pool operation.
"In a mix of already proven measures such as frequency control of pumps and heat recovery via plate exchangers and new possibilities for tapping regenerative energy sources such as geothermal energy, photovoltaics and heat exchangers, in some cases considerable savings potential can be achieved," Markus Achleitner reports on the corresponding experiences of operators of leisure pools and spas.
The current energy price developments have once again given an impulse to the conversion of public pools to regenerative energies.
Consistent monitoring and control of processes, for example in the treatment of pool water, can already achieve considerable potential savings in energy and chemicals.
Under the title "Green Waterpark", the special exhibition organised by the EWA together with the Koelnmesse not only present new energy concepts, but also structural and operational measures with which resources can be conserved and potential savings exploited.
The exhibition was divided into three sections:
- Under the heading "Architecture", it was shown how, for example, recycled or renewable materials can be used in bathroom construction.
- The "Technology" section dealed, for example, with optimised control of consumption and the environmentally friendly use of chemicals for cleaning and disinfection.
- Under the heading "Operation" it was shown how positive effects on energy and material consumption in the pools can be achieved with sometimes amazingly simple measures.
With the special exhibition "Green Waterpark" at aquanale, the European Waterpark Association once again underlined its claim to be a driving force in promoting innovations and quality offensives for the European pool landscape.