People nowadays are more concerned about the pool atmosphere, its chemical conditions, management and administration of swimming pools.
Swimming has evolved as the most popular recreational as well as fitness activity for the past two decades. Pools being one of the most controlled and safe structures for you and your family. Though there may be risks associated with internal sanctions of the pool environment. Correct pool water temperature, optimum pH balance, amount of dissolved oxygen concentration and saturated salts are a few important to list when we want to ensure a safe swimming experience. There is an overall charge of health safety on the shoulders of pool facility providers while running and managing a swimming pool for public interests. Swimming pool requires planned and well managed environmental conditions for safeguarding safety and wellness.
Swimming – A health concern
We are moving forward with a lot of health concerns and security, especially in this post COVID-19 period, for a better and safe swimming experience. However there is no scientific evidence or study showing the virus spreading to people through water pools, but we cannot deny that it would be ‘not’ in future as well. So, a framework of good and cautious practices with appropriate knowledge and information is needed for these confined spaces associated with risk of high events of contamination.
Pool maintenance involves cleaning of underwater macro particles and removing the algae deposition from the walls and bed of pool surface. Both the activities are done manually using mesh or garbage net, and scrubbing the walls by completely draining the water out of the pool, which is obviously time consuming, inefficient, ineffective and expensive as well. Also, there is no real time water quality monitoring conducted for the pool water optimization accounting to the amount of chemical dosing. Chlorination and primary disinfection is usually done overnight without any proper prior scientific data about the amount and time for effective dechlorination. Result, high operation expenses, wastage of energy and harmful pool infrastructure, along with uncontrolled algae growth. All these careless inputs affects the quality and disturbs the pH balance and chemical composition of water. Moreover, these may also lead to harmful infections and serious skin diseases to many people visiting the pool. So, how can we minimize the risk of contamination and maximize the economic viability and sustainability of swimming pools?
Underwater bots – A unique and technical approach for risk free and healthy swimming experience in pools
Pool owners and managers are facing a tough time with high costs of purchasing equipment and employing manpower for regular maintenance and chemical dosing of swimming pool water. Maintaining controlled environmental conditions and achievable energy efficiency actions at water pools and public aquatic venues is immensely important. Correct maintainance and befitting control measures not only magnify health benefits, but also aid more savings in terms of energy and water consumptions. In addition to this, it also would help you get experimental standards to calibrate the expenses at minimal possible amounts.
How swimming organisers should deal with dynamic chemical simulations and overall safety for healthy swimming! Managers need to know the interesting insights of strict hygiene and legitimized levels of safety and quality in pool water management systems. The modern trend of employing artificial intelligence must be used for computing empirical model at affordable prices for pool centre. Also, innovative virtual techniques for energy optimization and better efficiency actions must be adapted for planting systems within the structure. And, a wider approach for technical operations for changing pool water requirements and hygiene standards.
Andromeida have come up with a proposed solution for all these difficulties and managing swimming facilities for considerable energy economizing. Further more, maintaining safe practices in pool environment with controlled levels of cleaning and analytical pool operations. We are developing an AI powered autonomous underwater robot that helps correct maintenance of the swimming pool surface by maneuvering around and collecting macro waste particles in a collection bin. The bot also scrubs algae deposition off from the walls & bed and collects the scrapped algae in a fine mesh with the help of suction thrusters. Additionally, a dedicated sensor stack is used for detection of critical water parameters to monitor sanitation and disinfection procedures. Real-time analysis is used by bot’s AI algorithm to optimize the amount of chemical dosing needed to diminish the algae growth and decontaminate the pool water. Likewise, sustaining the equilibrium of free chlorine and pH value with reduction in microorganisms diversity. Lower the pH of water, more easily it kills micobes.
The water quality analysis is displayed real time on a web app for the users representing individualized and targeted actions. We also plan to offer the robot predominantly using the ‘Product as a Service’ (PaaS) model that will help in availing the service of the bot as and when required by the pool authorities. This model prevents owners from owning the asset and eliminates one-time heavy capital expenditure and reduction in operational costs of the pool facilities. Thus, providing a healthy, sustainable and more efficient water pool system for a safe swimming environment.