Wave chambers use large voids built into the pool to displace water with wave making machinery.
The waves are generated from the wave chamber voids to create the surf effect that give swimmers so much fun.
However, if the wave machine is not used regularly, the wave chambers can quickly become a gathering area for debris. Things such as lost goggles, jewellery, dirt, sticking plasters, filter sand and body fat can all accumulate behind the grilles. If allowed to build up, this can look unsightly and foul the water.
If the wave machine is started after a long period of inactivity and debris has been allowed to build up, it will throw all of it into the water, resulting in dirty water and reduced visibility for the lifeguards.
The force of water in wave chambers is considerable and any loose tiles can also be thrown into the water, which present a major hazard to swimmers.
It is always advisable to have your wave chambers cleaned and the tiles checked after a period of inactivity.
Commercial and Specialised Diving recommend an annual inspection of wave chambers to check the security of the grilles, their conformity and the condition of any tiles. This can be done alongside the annual pool condition survey. Services also include cleaning of any debris to keep your pool looking good and ensure you maintain your water quality.
Commercial and Specialised Diving are experts in swimming pool maintenance. If you would like to find out more about what we do, you can talk to us on 01202 580007.