Design of a Natural Pool

Cowlin, William S. R.
Hamilton, Janna L.
Piagno, Haley M.
Yochim, April T.
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Current regulations do not allow public pool water to be treated with methods other than using chlorine or bromine compounds, but the use of these chemicals have been inconclusively shown to correlate with respiratory problems such as asthma in pool users. A UV disinfection unit is proposed in this paper to be able to sufficiently treat the proposed outdoor public pool at the University of Soeville to the water quality standards outlined by Ontario regulations. As the pool is a seasonal facility and utilizes solar thermal collectors as the main source of water heating, the design actually helps conserve energy as well. It is shown in this design that UV disinfection is just as capable as chlorine or bromine in treating pool water, and is actually less harmful than using chemicals for treatment.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
ultraviolet disinfection, solar pool heating, pool water treatment