Objective of the course – aims of the course unit:|
The students will be acquainted with sociological principles of balneology as the main planning bases, distinguish particularities of water treatment in balneotechnical use and in the water supply one, get know specialities of hydraulic solutions in balneology, get know cohesions to other professions taking part in bath ground design, mainly heat management and structure constructions, get a mention of modern trends in bath ground design.
Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences:|
The student manages to project the pool water treatment from determining of pools surface area, visit frequency, intensity of pool water recirculation, dilution water quantity, project of compensatory reservoir, mechanical pretreatment and suitable kind of filtration up to pools chemical management.
The student manages to project forms, constructions and materials of pools and also economic aspects of projecting pools.
The student gets knowledge of mineral and thermal waters, water intake, possibilities of transportation and storage as well as knowledge of peloids and their using.
Hydraulic, chemistry and water technology, water supply, concrete constructions.
Course contents (annotation):|
Communal and medical balneology. Visit frequency, water surface demand. Pool water treatment: mechanical pre-treatment, clarification, sorption, filtration, and pH correction. Water disinfection and algae annihilation.
Pool water circulation intensity, design of distribution piping system and pumps. Water streaming in pools, homogenity of disinfection means concentration.
Pool water heating – heat balance and equipment. Water demand for the pool premises.
Construction of swimming pools, construction materials, forms, surface materials. Swimming pool groundwork, building of pools.
Mineral and thermal water. Medical water jet structures. Water intake, delivery and accumulation of medical water. Peloids and their use.
Teaching methods and criteria:|
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:|
Requirements for successful completion of the subject are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
1. Field definitions, history, physiological effects of bathing and swimming. Design parameters of swimming pools - a water surface.
2. Attendance. Quality of pool water.
3. Determination of the recirculating water. Mechanical pretreatment.
4. Filtration. Coagulation filtration - dosing coagulants, pH adjustment, filter regeneration.
5. Sluicing filtration. Sorption. Introduction to the pool water disinfection.
6. Chlorination and its by-products.
7. Ozonation. Other posibilities of the pool water disinfection. Removal of algae.
8. Distributions of pool water. Gravitational part of swimming-pool circuit. Compensatory reservoir.
9. Pressure part of swimming-pool circuit. Design of pipes and pumps. Shapes and dimensions of the swimming pools.
10. Pool construction - construction materials, surfaces, foundation, joints and penetrations. Water management pool area.
11. Heat management pool area.
12. Spa treatments - mineral and thermal waters, geological types of springs, peloids.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:|
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
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Šťastný, B.: Stavba a provoz bazénů. ABF, a.s. - Nakladatelství ARCH 2003
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