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A Very Good Dose Of Automatic Control As dosing pumps and control systems go quietly about their business of applying regular and accurate chemicals to pool and spa water, it’s easy to overlook the fact that they have become essential pieces of equipment that have made the lives of their owners infinitely easier. In fact, the latest innovations mean ensuring perfect leisure time water has never been so simple and this issue, we roundup the increasingly high tech options on offer By Karen Witney


utomation of water treatment is a growing trend that ensures pools are operating at optimum levels whilst at the same time making life easier for the owner or operator. There are a number of superb methods on the market for both domestic and commercial facilities. Modern times demand more and more technologically advanced products and systems in our day to day living and the industry has taken up the baton and introduced anything from entry-level domestic applications, to the heavy volume high-end, all singing all dancing automation systems that are now seen as a necessity in leisure facilities. These commercial systems also require training for those who operate the equipment, plus there is also the need for regular servicing by industry experts so ensuring the systems are well maintained and correctly managed. Golden Coast’s Managing Director, Jamie Adams, had this to say about their experience in of the sector: “Our support services have been steadily growing in popularity since they launched in 2017. The versatility of the range means we’ve been able to meet a wider variety of needs than ever before − we can recommend either a fully bespoke or off-the-shelf solution. Companies with limited experience of automated dosing have been able to add value to their offering, because of the on-site and off-site training we have available, or through our installation service.” So with a variety of companies offering a wide range of solutions and products, in this issue, we take a closer look at some of the available options.

TAKE CONTROL WITH GAFFEY’S GREAT FEATURES The chloriDES pH and free chlorine controller offers excellent build quality and great features for the operator. Using potentiostaitic technology coupled with a special flow regulator to maintain very stable sample water flow across the measuring chain. Temperature measurement and compensation is included as standard. Since 69-72_SPN_Dec_2018_Dosing_Pumps.indd 69

Gaffey’s chloriDES pH and free chlorine controller boasts great features and excellent build quality

its launch in the UK a few years ago, well over 100 systems have been installed and commissioned by a network of distributors across the UK in commercial pools, theme parks and school pools. The chloriDES controllers are available as standalone units or together as part of a package including the Gaffey electrolytic Hyprolyser that generates chlorine safely on site and on demand from the electrolysis of salt solution. The generated solution at 0.6% strength doesn’t gas off, is stable and doesn’t block injection fittings and dosed into process by robust Gaffey chemiDOS chemical dosing pumps which can be controlled via chloriDES controllers either on/off, pulse or 4-20mA control options. Never a company to rest on its laurels, Gaffey Technical Services will re-launch this system next year with a touch screen interface and the option of linking 1,2, 3 or 4 sample water cells to a single controller and with increased connectivity.

ETATRON PROVIDE SOLID DOSING SOLUTIONS The Etatron GB work ethos is to continually strive for the next level of chemical dosing expertise combined with the company’s extensive knowledge and product range. Furthermore, their dosing equipment has been tried and tested across all applicable industries. When a customer installs Etatron dosing equipment for swimming pool water treatment, they are installing a piece of equipment honed to a high degree of quality. Combine Etatron dosing pumps with their large range of supporting tech such as probes, tanks and mixers provides a solid dosing solution. A great example of their product range is their PAC dosing skid. Into just 2 square feet they have combined the functions of a chemical tank, protective bund and advanced eOne dosing pump into one package. It slots neatly into even the most cramped Etatron’s PAC dosing skid is ideal for even the most cramped plant room

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 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) December 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...