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Air Quality in Air-supported Structures

Oct 02, 2020
written by: Tennis BC

With the weather closing in on us, with tennis starting to move indoors, and with the ever-present risk of Covid-19, we are all concerned about the ability to maintain proper protocols in these facilities.  Our health and safety are, as they should be, still our #1 concern.  We have received information from the Farley Group that we would like to share with you.  For those of you not familiar, the Farley Group is headquartered outside of Toronto, Ontario and since their inception in 1970 have contributed to the manufacture and sale of well over 900 air-supported structures across the world.

We have many air-supported structures (aka bubbles, domes, etc) not only throughout our province but nation-wide.  They are the perfect fit for tennis, and for many other applications such as soccer and other field sports, golf, swimming pools, and multi-sport facilities.

Please see below for the message from the Farley Group as well as a letter from an engineer on the air quality in these structures.  

The below message is being sent on behalf of The Farley Group, who are leaders in the bubble operating industry:
We know that the coronavirus is more easily transmitted in closed areas, where there’s less ventilation or room for airflow, than outdoors. But you might’ve wondered, as we have, how this applies in our domes. Does the risk of transmission increase inside a dome, or is it more like being outside?

Read the full message here

September 15, 2020
To whom it may concern.

When compared to conventional buildings, air-supported structures have many advantages in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

The indoor air quality in Air Supported Structures resembles outdoor conditions. A typical dome contains 500,000 to 5,000,000 cubic feet of air. ·· A normal 20′ x 30′ classroom contains 6,000 cubic feet of air.

Read the full evaluation here