while there has been less going on in public-pools than in previous years due to the Covid-19 situation over the past two years, there has been a lot going on in the planning and development area. Judging by the number of new pool designs, the industry is slowly moving out of its niche and into a larger market. Accordingly, it is important to continue optimizing the plants and adapting them to the requirements of the times. In the future, the CO2-balance of a bath will play an increasingly important role (Climate-neutral bathing? – p.1), the digitalization of the facilities will become more important (DANA 2.0 – From data storage to the control center of the natural pool- p.3) and also new concepts such as natural indoor pools (Indoor pools with biological water treatment… and it works! – p.9) and rainwater utilization as filling water (“Sponge City” meets natural bathing pond – p.13) will increasingly move into the focus of planning. At the same time, it is still important to better understand the facilities (germ elimination by zooplankton – p.6 ; USOs – Unknown swimming objects in natural outdoor pools – p.7) and to improve them both in terms of design (footbridges in natural outdoor pools – p.11) and water treatment (Phosferrum – p.11). We hope to present some interesting innovations in this issue and hope you enjoy reading it.
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Stefan Bruns, Hannes Kurzreuther, Janne Baden, Nina Röttgers, Leon Müller [Polyplan-Kreikenbaum]
Inga Eydeler, Dr. Antje Kakuschke, Dr. Stefanie Hirch, Dr. Jurgen Spieker [KLS Gewässerschutz]
On behalf of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Badeseen und Schwimmteiche (ABS)