Optimized Operation of Indoor Public Pool Facilities

About the Research and Webinar

The energy use intensity for indoor pool areas is three times higher than most building areas, and currently there are  no comprehensive resources to guide technicians and recommissioning providers on energy efficient operation. Furthermore, a majority of indoor public pools in Minnesota are in hotels, motels, or multifamily buildings, which are ideal for recommissioning programs.

Staff conducted field surveys and operator interviews for 30 facilities in Minnesota to define a common range of baseline characteristics for indoor pools. For six facilities more detailed recommissioning type investigations, improvement implementation, and long-term monitoring was conducted. The project also focused on creating quality maintenance and operations guides for technicians and recommissioning providers. The study then provided complete drafts of these guides to local industry professionals so they could put them into practice and provide feedback for further guide refinement.

Join us for an overview of the common existing conditions and circumstances that make pool facilities ripe for energy savings support, the energy savings and applicability of various operational improvements, and the additional impact of tools that support quality operations. We will also discuss recommendations for utility program activities and additions to Minnesota’s Technical Reference Manual for utility CIP programs.

This information was presented by project lead, Russ Landry, P.E.


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