YMCA Calgary is a vibrant charity supporting local communities with many programs and services to help Calgarians connect, build life-long skills, and keep active and healthy.
With six busy aquatics centres in operation, the costs to service and maintain can be costly. And with a philosophy to prioritise community and wellbeing, it is important to the YMCA that they are employing the very best technologies while keeping costs to a minimum.
At one of the centres, the 15-year-old multi-cell in-line salt chlorination system was due for replacement. To maintain correct chlorination levels, the design of this system requires that salt is added to the pool daily or weekly; salt that is often lost when backwashing pool sand filters. A lot of salt and water are therefore wasted to drain and you need to buy and store more salt to ensure the system is running effectively. An inefficient use of salt and making the system more costly to run.