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PRODUCT / ECO NEWS

Olympia GCC Makes Waves At SPATEX Golden Coast’s large collection of wet leisure products has become even bigger with the distributor revealing its latest addition at SPATEX: the aptly named Olympia GCC filter. Available in diameters from 1050mm to 3000mm, this hardwearing filter, which is available exclusively through Golden Coast, is a direct replacement for the Astral Vic filter. Made from robust, but lightweight polyester resin and fibreglass, this bobbin wound filter has been cleverly designed to deliver a long life, while keeping installation easy. Olympia GCC filters undergo rigorous pressure testing to 4.0 bar. While all tanks offer a working pressure of up to 2.5 bar

as standard, 4.0 bar models are available on request. With flow rates from 25.8 m³ (GCC1050-30M) to 282.8 m³

Microtech Aligator – An Eco-friendly Water Purification System Chlorine has long been the industry favourite for it’s proven to be very effective, but it is harsh and can cause skin and eye irritation as well as an unpleasant odour. Salt pools are a popular alternative but they convert the salt to chlorine and they can irritate as can other alternatives such as bromine. The Microtech Aligator water purification system is a low chemical, eco-friendly and automatic solution which is well within the budget of most domestic pool owners. “We believe that it is really the end for stinging eyes and irritated skin conditions,” said General Manager David Dunn. The system works by harmlessly charging copper and silver ions creating a residual disinfectant throughout the pool. No other system other than chemical sanitation will do this. The ions are pH neutral, non-corrosive and have no effect on the human body. The system is not effected by heat or light and is effective for longer periods than UV or chemicals. Once

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programmed the system is fully automatic and will reduce chemical usage by 80%. Established in the UK since 1992, Microtech Aligator has installed systems in health clubs, hotels, spas and private homes across the UK and Ireland and has thousands of satisfied customers. “The water is pure, you can use the backwash from your pool to water your garden as it contains less chemicals and is completely harmless,” added David. The company are so confident of their system they offer a return to base guarantee on parts and labour for five years. Microtech Aligator is listed under ECHA Article 95, the only UK based manufacturer legally allowed to sell its product for use in swimming pools in the UK. Microtech Aligator 01206 543485 www.aligator.com

(GCC3000-40M), there’s an Olympia GCC filter to meet every commercial need. Units work to a maximum temperature of 50° C and are supplied with a 1.0 m filter bed as standard, although 1.2 m is available upon request. A closure steering wheel and 400 mm top access ensure easy access. Units also feature a 1” air/water drain port, a 75 mm

sand dump port and a 1” ABS lateral system. Filters can be supplied with a range of options to suit your commercial application. These include: vinylester lining, nozzles and nozzle plates, sight glass and side hatches. Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com

Create Contemporary Wood Effect With Vancouver Anti-Slip Porcelain Tiles Part of the Waxman Group, Waxman Ceramics have been servicing the ceramic trade for over 30 years and have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of swimming pool tiles and mosaics in the UK. Based in Elland, West Yorkshire, they stock an extensive portfolio of mosaics and tiles, with a number of dedicated ranges designed specifically for swimming pools. Available in a range of colours, designs and sizes, they offer anti-slip pool surrounds and large format tiles suitable for both indoor and outdoor pools. As one of Waxman Ceramics most popular anti-slip ranges, Vancouver benefits from all the advantages of being a porcelain tile, whilst utilising digital printed technology to recreate the look of organic wood – including the unique characteristics and grains found in natural timber. Unlike with natural wood that can alter in humid environments, Vancouver offers a realistic yet hard wearing alternative to real wood for both indoor and outdoor pools. Available in a 20.6x66.2 cm anti-slip format and in three trueto-nature shades; Blanco, Gris & Miel, the Vancouver range of porcelain tiles brings a contemporary look to any project. Vancouver passes all the tests for slip resistance achieving R12 DIN 51130, Grade C in the DIN 51097 and + 36 PTV – making it an excellent choice in any pool or spa. With a focus on sourcing only the highest quality products and a dedication to unparalleled customer service at its core, Waxman is proud to provide a total solution for both domestic and commercial projects. Waxman Ceramics 01422 371811 www.waxmanceramics.co.uk

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...