My father is wanting to build an indoor pool -- their house is in a very windy area, etc. It'll keep the pool cleaner and used more year-round as well. He'll have solar (of course) for at leeat 100% of the pool area.
What are the concerns with an indoor pool? Can anybody help with the following (or other issues):
1) how much venting is needed to keep windows from fogging up/mold & mildew?
2) what materials should be used and avoided for the construction of the pool-house? He is looking to build a traditional 'house' around the pool (or rather a pool within a house) -- no a pre-fab metal enclosure. Can the walls be paperless drywall with a plaster finish?
3) what particular chemical balance issues are there?
4) How much less evaporation/heat loss is there? Will solar be enough to heat (little or no direct sun) the pool alone?
ps. the county is making him put fire-sprinklers in the ceiling over the pool..... ***?