The quality of an indoor pool environment is largely determined by the quality of the two fluids that dominate these systems: air and water. Mixing behavior of air and water in pools will govern the distribution of contaminants, and as such is critical to management of pool facilities. To date, most models of swimming pool facility behavior have been developed around simplified assumptions of mixing behavior, including well-mixed gas and liquid phases. Unfortunately, experimental evidence indicates that neither phase can be accurately described as a well-mixed fluid.
This class will include information to describe actual mixing behavior in swimming pool systems. The information to be presented on this topic will include the results of physical measurements and numerical modeling. Together, these sources of information will indicate actual mixing behavior that exists in swimming pool facilities. It will also inform design strategies that are likely to lead to favorable mixing conditions in swimming pool facilities.