– Jackson-Highland-High Point Medical Center and Jackson Community Health System are set to install a water-powered shower system that would help prevent swimmings from developing, according to the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Mark W. Shultz told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday that the shower system would help avoid a scenario in which swimmers become dehydrated or ill from the high levels of chlorine they’re exposed to while swimming.
He said the shower would be a water purification system that takes chlorine out of the water.
The system, designed by a Colorado company called Aquacom, will provide hot water for up to 100 people for the first six months, and another 200 people each month thereafter.
It will be activated when the water temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
Shultz said the system would be designed to provide hot showers that would keep people hydrated.
The company is planning to begin testing the system for potential safety concerns on Sept. 25.
It is expected to begin offering its product to customers in early December.
The medical center has already begun testing the new system in the area around the hospital.
The hospital will also begin testing in the summer.
Shulz said the company’s goal is to have a fully functional system by the fall.