At the Wayne YMCA in Wayne, NJ, efforts to prove a "Simple Truth" about Chlorination and Chloramine reduction are underway. This High Use Aquatic Facility (Its a YMCA Pool, remember?) is being scrutinized over the next 60 days to track Free & Total Chlorine, ORP and pH readings, as well as Particle Counter readings to gauge filtration efficiency.
For the first 30 days, it will be operating with its current Water Quality Control system:
After the first 30 days, a High Capacity Feed Chlorination System (Model HCF-Feed5, seen below) will be installed by Treatment Specialties of Ramsey, NJ. It is comprised of:
The purpose of these changes is to upgrade the Feed System to coincide with a recently developed specification for High Capacity Feed Chlorination. A pH Feeder Switch will also be utilized to easily switch from CO2 to Acid feed, as Alkalinity Levels fluctuate.
The same parameters will be measured for the remaining 30 days after the installation.
The goal of this study is to collect data that proves that the HCF specification can:
Data collected over the 60 day period will be recorded by an additional controller, a Chemtrac HydroAct 600 Chlorine Analyzer utilizing Amperometric Free & Total Chlorine Sensors, as well as ORP and pH Sensors, and a Particle Counter to gauge any improvements in filtration and Water Clarity (A High Rate Sand Filter is used there).