HUMIDITY CREATES UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCES

Insufficient humidity control may contribute to uncomfortable situations for water sports businesses and enthusiasts, ruining experiences and leading to: 

  • Mould growth and bacteria on wetsuits and equipment 
  • Problems with condensation which can damage structures
  • An unpleasant environment for customers  
  • Safety risks for staff and guests 

These negative consequences can occur when there is a lack of humidity monitoring and control, leading to real challenges for water sports business owners. In addition, the health and well-being of staff and customers can be negatively impacted.


RESOLVING HUMIDITY ISSUES

Controlling the dew point (temperature at which moisture in the air turns into liquid i.e., water) is the key to eliminating condensation-related issues such as mould and structural damage. By using a dry-air solution to keep the relative humidity around 65%, it is possible to avoid humidity-related problems. 

THE RIGHT WAY TO DRY FOR THE AARHUS WATERSPORTS COMPLEX

Established in 2016 and located in the heart of Aarhus' harbour, Aarhus Watersports Complex (AWC) offers a range of activities such as wakeboarding, water skiing and SUP. Right by the water and easy to access, it offers options for every type of water sports enthusiast. AWC has 1,500 members and attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year.

Aarhus Watersport complex in the morning

Image above: AWC in the early morning before opening for an action-packed day

AWC BEFORE COTES DRY-AIR SOLUTIONS

Before contacting Cotes, AWC was struggling with serious drying problems. The lack of proper equipment for drying wetsuits was resulting in longer wait times for visitors and difficulties for employees to cope with high demand as well as unsatisfied customers. 

AWC tried a number of solutions such as placing wetsuits outside to dry and drilling holes in the storage containers to bring more air to absorb the moisture from the wetsuits. But humidity was still a big issue affecting many aspects of the business.

"Before contact with Cotes, everything was damp - and some items were even moldy. Imagine coming for your first visit and being handed a soaking wet wetsuit - it didn't make a good first impression", says AWC founder Kenneth Enggaard Christensen.

Aarhus Watersports Complex with wetsuits inside

Image above: AWC now has over 200 wetsuits that are dried and stored using Cotes CR240B and CR400

 

AWC AFTER COTES DRY-AIR SOLUTIONS

AWC has benefited greatly from the collaboration with Cotes. Conditions have improved, leading to a longer lifespan for wetsuits and equipment, eliminating mould and creating greater customer satisfaction. Two dehumidifiers have been installed: (1) a Cotes CR240B in the backroom to dry the employees' and volunteers' wetsuits, boards and other equipment and (2) a Cotes CR400B in the front room to dry rental wetsuits.

CR240B dehumidifier installed in Aarhus Watersports complex

CR400B dehumidifier installed in Aarhus Watersports complex

 

Image above: Cotes CR240B installation in AWC

Image above: Cotes CR400B installation in AWC

"The most significant change since installing the dehumidifiers has definitely been customer satisfaction. We don’t hear any complaints when we hand over wetsuits anymore", says AWC founder Kenneth Enggaard Christensen.

BENEFITS FOR SPORTS FACILITIES WITH A DRY- AIR SOLUTIONS

  • Avoid bacteria and mould growth
  • Controlled and stable air conditions indoors - regardless of external weather conditions and temperature fluctuations
  • Eradicate condensation-related damage to materials and equipment
  • Better conditions for receiving visitors 
  • Safety improvement for both users and staff
  • Higher return on investment for business owners
CONTROLLED HUMIDITY REDUCES CHALLENGES

Water sports facilities must provide a safe and effective environment for all sorts of water activities. Dehumidifiers control the dewpoint, eliminating condensation and avoiding unwanted moisture that can create damage and unsafe conditions. Cotes adsorption dehumidifiers ensure the right dry-air conditions for water sports facilities and equipment storage – protecting water sports business owners and contributing to great experiences for water sports enthusiasts.

Cotes dehumidifiers line up

Image: Cotes Adsorption dehumidifiers

 

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