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    Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    I was wonder what they use? Can't use Bleach indoors correct? Salt? Ozone? Baquill?

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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Why do you think you can't use chlorine indoors?
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    They are using a combination of chlorine, UV, continuous floc in the sand filters, and extreme circulation. One of the more entertaining features is the use of variable speed pumps that automatically change speed as the bather load varies, so that filtration always remains at optimal levels relative to the bather load. Another green feature is the use of the backwash water to flush the facility toilets. They claim that they are getting one micron filtration by using floc combined with 1 meter deep sand beds with specially graded sand.
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    I know the pool in Atlanta for the 96 games was on liquid chlorine. Had a aquasol controller on it & they kept the chlorine at 10 ppm
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    I always heard that you could not use chlorine indoors due to vapors during evaporation. I guess another myth?
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Haha! My husband looked at me last night and asked how much bleach I'd be using in a pool that size.
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    I just figured they tossed a few pucks in a floater and called it good.

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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Gio
    I always heard that you could not use chlorine indoors due to vapors during evaporation. I guess another myth?
    Almost all indoor pools use chlorine. Air quality issues are a common problem with indoor pools. Chlorine it's self is not the problem. However, several chlorine disinfection byproducts (CC) tend to get into the air and can create serious issues if the levels are not properly managed. Outdoor pools don't have these issues both because sunlight dramatically reduces the levels of those byproducts created in the first place and because they tend to just blow away.
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    WikiAnswers says that an Olympic-sized pool holds around 650,000 gallons. PoolCalculator.com calculates that you would need 125 128 oz (US Gallon) jugs of Ultra bleach (6%) to bring such a pool to the 10 percent CL level that was used in Atlanta!
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Thanks Jason
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Info for the London Olympic Pool:

    http://www.pwtag.org/researchdocs/Used% ... 0Devin.pdf
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    3500 GPM each in the two large pools.
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    Waste from back washing will be used to flush toilets.
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    Re: Sanitizer for indoor pool in the Olympics?

    This link is about the construction of the Olympic Pool in London and how they focused on dampening waves.
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