Aquatic Engineering

Public Swimming Pools:

Knox Advanced Engineering Pty Ltd (KAE) are independent consultants, trading since 1999.

Public Swimming pools are a real asset to the Public but at the same time can be a real headache for an owner or operator. Careful design is required to ensure a successful, low energy easily maintainable aquatic development

New Aquatic Projects

Concept Stage

KAE work with you on your initial project concepts.

At this stage we can discuss options and provide critical spatial advice for your drawing development. This includes:

  • Balance tank Sizing
  • Deck Gutter Sizing
  • Filtration/Water treatment Plant room sizing
  • Ventilation plant sizing
  • Pipework layouts

Design Stage

We will liaise with other team members to ensure documents are fully co-ordinated.

At this stage we develop your concept to a complete detailed design by providing a full design layout drawings including the full range of Aquatic engineering disciplines.

Site Stage

At this stage we can provide a site phase service. This includes:

  • Workshop drawing reviews
  • Equipment reviews
  • Site Inspections
  • Commissioning assistance and witnessing.

Design Services

KAE’s Aquatic Team can design all aspects of your Aquatic facility.

Design Service

  • Pool Heating including solar boosted
  • Pool Water Hydraulic Systems
  • Pool features and splash pads – Water Supply
  • Pool Filtration including UFF, Ultraviolet etc.
  • Pool Water Treatment/Chemical treatment systems
  • Lighting
  • Air Conditioning & Ventilation
  • Hydraulics
  • Wet Fire
  • Controls & BMS
  • Co-generation Studies and Design
  • Solar Panel Studies and Design
Design Services Enquiry

Existing Aquatic Projects

Common Issues

Common Concerns

Typical Areas of Concern we are aware of include:

  • Why are our energy Bills so high?
  • Our water quality is always poor
  • Are we paying too much for our maintenance?
  • What maintenance is actually required?
  • Do we comply with NSW Health regulations for Pools?
  • We can’t heat our pool hall or pool water effectively
  • Water testing is difficult?
  • We are using too much chlorine?
  • Staff have no clear instructions on how to backwash?
  • Plant /components/Filters keep failing
  • We have had reportable water quality issues
  • Water consumption seems too high
  • Surfaces inside are wet (condensation)
  • We have poor lighting and can’t see the bottom on the pool.
  • We seem to have high level of corrosion

Reporting Services

KAE offer an industry independent service to help resolve these areas of concern.

Filtration – Water Audit

KAE will attend your site and undertake an audit of the pool water/filtration/chemical treatment systems and advise you on NSW Health compliance.

Our report will include advise on:

  • Turn Over Rate (Actual) vs NSW Health recommended
  • Filter types and sizing
  • Pipework layout & sizing
  • Pump sizes
  • Chemical treatment options

Filtration Report

KAE will audit your present filtration system and report on its filtration capacity, operation, power consumption and so on.

KAE will report on alternatives, where possible, that allow for lower energy consumption, better water quality, easier maintenance and so on along with anticipated costs and savings.

Our report will allow you to consider the benefits and costs of a filter up-grade.

Maintenance – Audit

KAE will attend site and undertake a review of your systems and current maintenance regime & costs.

We will review what you think is being maintained and what is being maintained and what should be maintained and at what frequency.

We will review your present maintenance contract and provide comment.

We will amend your maintenance contract/scope of works or provide new allowing you to go to open market for a new provider, where warranted.

Stage 1 – Energy Audit

KAE will attend your site and undertake an audit of your pool hall and associated systems.

Our review and stage 1 report will look at your systems and highlight obvious energy savings opportunities. We will discuss with your pool staffs how systems operate, time of operation of plant and systems, set points and the like.

Our report will list, in priority order, systems or adjustments to save energy for your consideration.

Our report will, where required detail any recommended further audit measures.

Stage 2 – Energy Audit

KAE will attend your site and undertake a detailed audit of your pool hall and associated systems. This will involve:

  • Obtaining all utility bills (min 12 months)
  • Installing sub meters, where required to log power consumption
  • Installing water flow meters where required etc.
  • Discussing the operation of each system with pool staffs and your maintenance providers

Analysing each system and determining the predicted energy consumption and comparing against actual consumptions, thus allowing energy savings to be determined.

Review system up-grades or alternative systems and advised likely paybacks.

At completion of this Audit you will have a detailed report allowing you to move forward with energy savings projects.

Automation Report

KAE will attend your site and review all systems for automation, with the aim of less pool user input, reduced power consumption, continuous logging and trending & reporting of water quality and so on. Our report will highlight available up-grades and costs and benefits allowing you to consider a site automation up-grade.

Condensation Report

KAE can attend site and review your pool hall and AC systems for causes and fixes for condensation.

Lighting Report

Pool hall lighting must comply with relevant Australian standards. KAE can review your lighting and design new systems where required.

Water Quality Monitoring Service

All Public pools require water testing to be undertaken on an hourly, daily and weekly basis, with records kept.

NSW Health Link

Some tests require laboratory testing.

KAE can automate the vast majority of water testing removing this task from pool users.

KAE can attend your site to review your water treatment and testing systems and design an automatic testing and monitoring system.

KAE monitor this data and provide a trending and reporting service for each water quality test. See Simplified Dashboard

Where water quality is drifting out of our control band tolerances we can email/SMS you with an alert together with suggested corrective action.

With laboratory tests KAE can organise this for you and maintain your data or alternatively we can be provided a copy of your results and include on our reporting service to you.

Existing Project Enquiry


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