How to keep a water park at bay
A new system of piping, pipes and valves that pipes water through a building and out a door, it seems like a neat idea.
But according to a recent study, it’s just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to water quality and safety.
In a new study, researchers from the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering and Applied Science examined a variety of indoor pools in the U.S. and found that indoor pools can’t be trusted.
The study found that in a large number of cases, pipes used for water treatment could corrode, and in some cases even explode.
The authors also found that some indoor pools do not have proper fire safety systems.
The researchers examined pools from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Water Resources Authority, the Metropolitan Water District of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Works.
They also reviewed the state of Pennsylvania’s water-quality standards.
The report found that the majority of indoor pool pipes in the study had cracks and cracks that required repairs, with more than half of the pipes failing at least once in their lifetime.
“There are a lot of holes in the pipes that have never been repaired,” said Jennifer Eberhard, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering Science.
“And there are holes in these pipes that are still leaking.
And these holes are all over the place, and they are all dangerous.”
Some indoor pools have no fire safety system at all, according to the study.
In the most egregious case, the researchers found that at least two of the 15 pools in this study had no fire alarms in place and that some of the fire alarms were not working properly.
Another problem with indoor pools is that they often have inadequate water filtration systems, which can result in polluted water entering the pool and contributing to water pollution.
“What you’re actually looking at is that you’re not actually filtering water out,” said Eberless.
“So it’s not really working.”
According to the report, some of these indoor pools also do not provide adequate heat, ventilation, or plumbing to ensure that the water is safe to drink.
The study found problems with the water treatment system at about 15 percent of indoor parks.
In addition, indoor pools are not regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and because the federal regulations on indoor pools and other facilities are not yet up-to-date, they do not require a permit.
According to Eberharts study, there are some indoor facilities that do have proper regulations.
But they don’t necessarily follow those regulations and so have an even greater risk of problems than other indoor pools.
In some cases, the problem with these indoor facilities is worse than the problems they were designed to solve, and it’s a concern that needs to be addressed immediately, said Ebersons study co-author, Sarah Laskowski, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
“You need to look at what the best option is for you,” said Laskows.
“I don’t think it’s an easy thing to say.
We have to do better.”
According the researchers, indoor swimming pools can be a safe place for children to learn and exercise.
But the problems that the study identified with indoor swimming pool systems, including broken fire alarms, inadequate filtering systems, and inadequate heat, should be taken seriously.
“I think that there’s a huge risk that these problems can happen,” said Darnell Loeffler, the lead author of the study and the associate director of the U-M Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a research associate at the Institute for Environmental Safety and Security (IES).
“So we have to get a handle on the issues that we’re facing.”
The study, which was published in the journal Environmental Engineering, was funded by the U.-M Health and Safety Research Infrastructure Program, the UMI Environmental Science Program, and UMI Energy.
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