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Alternative Technologies Offer Safe And Effective Sanitisation When it comes to low and no chlorine water treatment options, there’s no shortage of solutions on offer these days. As owners seek alternative, and often gentler ways to treat pool and spa water effectively, new chemical products have been developed and systems such as UV and Ozone have been added to. With the aim of reducing chlorine an important goal for many, we look at some of the options available in 2016 By Karen Witney


s far back as in ancient Greek and Sanskrit (India) writings from 2,000 BC, water treatment methods were recommended. In those days the motive for water purification was improved taste because people could not yet distinguish between foul and clean water, not much was known then about microorganisms or chemical contaminants. Skip through the ages to today’s methods and long has chlorine worn the crown as king of pool and spa water sanitisation. Still one of the most effective and cost conscious methods, its place in the hierarchy remains steady but with so many choices in alternative water treatments, the kingdom is being shared by a large number of worthy heirs to the title. Copper and silver ionisation has been with us since the 1950s with salt water chlorination arriving in the 1980s and UV implemented in the last few decades. Beyond this, the leaps and bounds of advancement in treatments is nothing less than staggering. Just review more recent history to see how technology has given us processes that combines the old tried and trusted with the

new. And the result – efficient systems that guarantee clean healthy pool and spa water whether in a high profile commercial facility or in a simple garden pool or hot tub.

CERTIKIN’S NATURAL SANITATION Certikin say that the Prozone Eco Master® is the next generation in pool water treatment. The product combines state-of-the-art, germicidal UV with Ozone and Advanced Oxidation Processing to deliver the most powerful non-chemical, non-chlorine, nonmineral oxidation and purification available for pools achieving clean and healthy water and at the same time reducing the need for harsh chemicals. The Eco Master®’s patented hybrid technology is light years ahead of traditional UV or Ozone. Featuring an all in one design for easy installation, dynamic flow venturi injectors are available in multiple sizes to accommodate flow rate. The system is covered by 18 US patents, international patents, and patents pending. The specification for Eco Master® for pools includes: • External Housing – 6061-T6 Aluminum Extrusion Available from Certikin, the Prozone Eco Master® is the compact and effective system for achieving clean and healthy water in pools and spas 59-62_SPN_Aug_2016_Alternative_Approach_Feature.indd 59

• Integrated Dynamic Venturi Injector • AOP Hybrid lamps • Pools up to 40,000 gal: Two 287 mm length Hybrid arc tubes • Swim Spa or Small Pool to 15,000 gal: One 287mm Hybrid arc tube • Ballast single 120 or 240 or Universal 90-260 V • Nema Plug or 3 Wire Pigtail • Pure Quartz Glass AOP Chamber to Maximize UV-C • Low maintenance-Teflon coating • Internal reflective aluminium surface to maximise Ozone and UV-C performance The Eco Master® comes with a full 2 year warranty, 20,000 hour lamp life and is the newest in Certikin’s catalogue of eco-friendly, cost efficient products. Whether it is for the home pool or the commercial facility, Eco Master® systems deliver clean, clear, healthy pool water that won’t irritate bathers or corrode surrounding surfaces. Chemical free clean… the ideal swim experience.

WATER THAT SPARKLES LIKE DIAMONDS Elecro’s goal in designing the Quantum was to create the most powerful sanitising product on the market, which delivers optimum results, whilst drastically reducing the consumption of traditional chemicals such as chlorine. The Quantum uses UV and Nano Crystal technology to create a Photocatalytic reaction, and Hydroxyl Radicals as a by-product. The key benefits that differentiate the Quantum from the rest is that the photocatalytic oxidisation is the most powerful oxidising agent available

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2016  

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) August 2016  

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...