Even at the best of times, gyms and swimming pools are some of the germiest places around.
In the midst of a global pandemic, where airborne viruses have the potential to cause wide-ranging infection, the need for proper air circulation is even more important.
Not only does air circulation help prevent infection, but it also blocks the proliferation of dangerous bacteria that could cause mold. With so much moisture in the air, both at gyms and swimming pools, this is always a major concern.
But the impact of poor air circulation in pools and gyms goes well beyond spreading germs. Bacteria can cause nasty odors that drive away current and potential customers.
Poorly functioning units also lead to higher energy bills as they’re having to do more work, less efficiently. All of this is definitely bad for business.
At Mainstream, we specialize in the manufacture and custom engineering of air handling systems for a wide variety of different industries. Recently, our biggest clients have been in the fitness space.
One of these clients was the Clark Athletic Center at the State University of New York, Old Westbury campus.
As an NCAA Division III athletics program, the school plays host to many competitions and events, as well as an active cadre of student-athletes.
The center’s six-lane pool, and accompanying seating for up to 150 fans, is one of the center’s most popular facilities. When the rooftop unit serving the pool failed, all of this ground to a halt.
Our representatives helped fix the problem by creating custom-built units that fit the unique existing roof curb of the athletic center.
Great care was taken to ensure no interference with existing equipment and structures surrounding the unit, due to the limited space available. That way these student-athletes could get back to what they do best, safely and hygienically.