Course Details


Academic Year 2024/25

NPA016 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIV Winter Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Field definitions, history, physiological effects of bathing and swimming. Design parameters of swimming pools – a water surface. 2. Attendance. Quality of pool water. 3. Determination of the recirculating water. Mechanical pretreatment. Coagulation filtration. 4. Properties of coagulation filtration. Sluicing filtration. Sorption. 5. Introduction to the pool water disinfection. Chlorination. 6. By-products of chlorination. Chlorine economy. 7. Ozonation. Other posibilities of the pool water disinfection. Removal of algae. 8. Reduction of soluble substances. Distributions of pool water. Gravitational and pressure part of swimming-pool circuit. Compensatory reservoir. 9. Excursion. 10. Proposal of pipes and pumps. Pipes material. Division of the swimming pools. 11. Pool construction – construction materials, surfaces, foundation, joints and penetrations. Water management pool area. 12. Disposal of pool waters. Heat management pool area. Other objects of communal spas. 13. Spa treatments – mineral and thermal waters, geological types of springs, peloids.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction to the spa. Entering essay. 2. Example 1 – Proposal of swimming pool areas. 3. Completion of Example 1 – Graphic proposal of the swimming pool area. 4. Example 2 – Calculation of basic capacity of pool areas, capacitive, hourly and daily attendance. 5. Example 3 – Proposal of the basic elements of the recirculating pool water treatment plant. 6. Example 4 – Proposal pipes of pressure filter and homogenizing device. 7. Example 5 – Proposal of chemical economy of pool water treatment plant. Control of solving essay. 8. Example 6 – Proposal of volume of compensatory reservoir, piping, and the amount of dilution water. 9. Excursion. 10. Example 7 – Height and chemical-technology scheme of recirculating pool water treatment plant. 11. Example 8 – Calculation of pools heat losses. 12. Presentation of seminar papers. 13. Credit.