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Abstract

In 1980 the European Communities and the Federal Research and Technology Minister entrusted the Federal Sports Institute with the task of managing a demonstration project on the rational use of energy in swimming baths involving six pools in the Federal Republic of Germany. The programme involved: item"(i)" solar equipment for pool water heating, item"(ii)" pool covers to reduce heat losses, item"(iii)" equipment for heat recovery from water from the filters and the showers and from exit air.ab All the data needed in order to assess the efficiency of the equipment were collected by means of electronic data- processing over at least two years of operation and evaluated with the assistance of experts. The project was carried out in two stages. The present final report gives a description of the final stage with the pools of Ahaus, Schwalmtal, Stadtsteinach and Unna. A detailed description is given of the experience acquired concerning the planning, construction and operation of the equipment in question. Use was made of the results for projects supported in stage 2 (Inzell and Uelzen). A number of conclusions have been drawn from the experience acquired with regard to design, realization and operation of future plants (solar heating systems, pool covers and heat-recovering systems). The results expected concerning the pools in stage 2 should shed even more light on the trends described above.

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Authors: FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF SPORTS SCIENCE FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF SPORTS SCIENCE, KOELN (GERMANY), FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF SPORTS SCIENCE, KOELN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11280 EN (1988) FS, VOL. 1, 208 PP., ECU 16.25, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989126112100 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en