A skimmer pool uses filters to capture floating debris before it can sink to the bottom of the pool. Most skimmers on in-ground pools are built into its upper sides where the suction draws debris and traps it.
1. Pool water enters the skimmers on the top of the pool and the sumps in the base of the pool, this is drawn through by the filtration pump.
2. The water passes through the pump under pressure into the filter vessel and through the filtration media contained within it. Prior to this the water is treated with a flocculant which helps bind the smaller particles together and make the filtration process more effective.
3. From the filter, water is passed through the Heatstar AHU where it will pick up heat to ensure the level set on the unit is reached.
4. Finally before returning to the pool the water is sampled for Chlorine and PH levels and dosed according to the set points that have been inputted into the Bayrol pool manager.
5. The water is then returned to the pool through the inlets in the pool side. Please note the venturi bubble jets are on a different circuit to the filtration, this works on its own pump and uses water circulated from the pool.
The water sits slightly below the pool’s edge, revealing an intended 10cm gap between water and pool edge. Between two and four skimmer devices are then placed around the edge of the pool.
They draw in water from the pool and feed it into the filtration system. It is then pumped back into the pool.
The pool does not require a separate balancing tank so is cheaper and quicker to construct for those on a more restrictive budget.
In a systematic review undertaken in 2011, looking at 8 studies and including 3 randomised controlled trials which showed reported benefits, hydrotherapy was shown to:
Other studies supported these improvements in respect of muscle strength, energy expenditure, gross motor function, score and mobility performance in both the home and community environments.
The average cost to build a pool, along with the ongoing costs to run one, are on balance not something to overly concern yourself with, when considering weekly hydrotherapy sessions.
When you factor in the cost to hire a pool, send two support staff in the WAV to get the person changed and then dressed, with the cost of care, this is a significant cost…
1 x a week at £214.00 x 48 weeks = £10,272 per annum.
Life expectancy is say another 40 years.
Cost = £410,880
2 x per week £428.00 x 48 weeks per annum.
If the life expectancy is 40 years.
That’s a staggering £821,760
The price to build a pool? between £70,000 and £200,000 plus running costs which vary between £140 and £280 per month so an average of £210 pm or £2,520 per year x 40 years which adds on £100,800.
Total say £300,000*
All our hydrotherapy pools are made from high-grade stainless steel. Not only does it look great, but it has anti-bacterial properties too!
This reduces any possible risks of infection for vulnerable users – ideal for multi-user environments.