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Phil_6 Member Posts: 210
I have a set of plans for an indoor pool for one of my customers and we are going to have to heat the room somehow. The question I have is how do we determine the heat loss of this room? With the pool being heated and all the dehumidification and other things going on I'm not quite sure how to figure this. I need to know if the existing boiler will cover the added load or not. The heating is probably going to be integrated into the hvac with a hydro coil.
Now, I know what you're thinking...why isn't the architect laying this out or giving us some sort of hvac specs or having an engineer figure this out for the customer so it does't get screwed up....
because he sucks like 95% of them. He did give them a nice pretty drawing though, with the little trees drawn in and the details for the tile design and ......you know the deal ;-)

Thanks all, Phil


  • Can you get the model number of the pool Heater/Dehumidifier/AC

    The size of the unit, and the manufacturer's suggestions are where I'd start.

    I used to care for a Zephyr unit, made in Maine. The people there were good to work with.

  • Ken_8
    Ken_8 Member Posts: 1,640
    It is our experience that

    no heat is required in the pool rooms we have dealt with. Anytime you get ~20,000 gallons of thermal mass in a relatively confined space that has a pretty constant temperature of 80°, no auxilary heating is required. In fact, the opposite would hold true most of the time.

    Ya heat the pool - ya just heated the room it's in.

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