Does anyone know what percentage of Public/Community pools use a SWG for pool maintenance?
My community association has a old outdoor pool that has deteriorated to the point where repair is too costly. The association has decided to replace the pool rather than repair it. The decision to replace the pool involves substantial renovation for the community center. The new design plans convert the existing pool into three separate pools, two outdoor (1 wading pool (triangular shaped) and 1 general purpose pool ("P"-shaped pool)) and one indoor pool (rectangular shaped).
I do not know the number of gallons for each of the three pools nor their exact dimensions. The indoor pool is more or less a lap pool and is approximately 30 ft x 80 ft with a projected depth of about 4.5 ft. The general purpose outdoor pool is a bit larger and has a portion designated for diving, hence deeper in depth. The wading pool is approximately 1000 square feet and will have a maximum depth of about 1.8 ft.
This is an expensive project with many issues and options...one being the installation of a salt water generator for water maintenance. This option will add approximately $170,000 to the budget. This option is still being considered and debated. When the SWG option was presented, it was qualified with the statement that SWG were not installed in most public pools. It was presumed this statement was supported by data, but none was provided. It was just a generalization which most assumed was fact. I'm just curious to know if it is true and if there is any data to support the claim.
If it is true that most public/community pools do not use a SWG, does anyone know why the SWG is not popular for public pool use. If anyone has any knowledge about this, I would appreciate any information, advise and/or comments that would explain the claim.
Thanks in advance.