If you own, or even have visited, an indoor swimming, then you will probably be well aware of how load they can be. Given that the swimming pool will be housed in a large, otherwise almost empty room, there is very little to prevent any and all sounds from bouncing freely around the space. This happens because sound waves travel in a radial pattern, emanating out from their source and then working their way around potential obstructions and through the smallest of holes. Now, if you are fortunate enough to have an indoor pool to yourself, then this will probably not pose much of an issue, but of course, this is not going to apply to most swimming pools. However, there are measures that can be taken to help indoor swimming pool acoustics become far more tolerable.
Removing the bounce
Of the swimming pool acoustic treatment options available to pool owners, one of the simplest and often most effective is to fit sound mitigating panels around the walls of the room. These panels can be very effective at managing the level of noise in a large room as they provide a surface that prevents sound waves from bouncing off of them and this will reduce the amount of ambient noise in the air. This tackles the biggest issue with open spaces, which is the sound bouncing around, by removing viable surfaces for bouncing will help significantly lower the noise you can hear. We stock a range of products that are perfect for use as swimming pool acoustic panels and are available in many different shapes and colours to allow you to integrate them into the design and decoration of the room.
The natural partner for wall mounted acoustic panels in most situations, especially indoor pool noise reduction, are suspended sound baffles. These products are suspended from the ceiling so that they provide a little wall like surface that is designed to intercept sound travelling the length of the room. By intercepting the sound waves in this way, the sound baffles prevent them from reaching the walls and other surfaces that they could then bounce off of and back into the room. This is a very effective method of limiting the amount of sound transmitted around a large, open room such as as swimming pool. The baffles don’t have to be very large, which means that they can easily blend in with the ceiling and not provide an unwelcome sight.
When you are considering purchasing soundproofing for indoor swimming pools, then you should definitely investigate these two types of products as your first port of call. We are experts in the supply and fitting of many different noise cancelling products, and have seen first hand, time and time again how effective these measures can be. Large indoor spaces can provide an absolute cacophony of noise if they are busy, but using a combination of these types of product to prevent sound waves from travelling as easily will make all the difference.