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Treating Water For Optimum Results Providing a clean and safe water experience is a must for any pool or spa owner, and whilst traditional methods of water treatment are still routinely used, newer technologies have gained in popularity. UV is a great example, but looking beyond it, there’s also numerous other products and systems available which tick all the necessary water treatment boxes. With options suitable for a variety of settings, we highlight just some of the alternatives By Karen Witney


very pool owner and operator desires healthy clear water that looks great and is pleasant to bathe in. When you consider that each swimmer adds many thousands of microorganisms to the water that already contains a good supply of its own, effective water treatment is essential and has to be present constantly. There are many methods of water treatments available today and whilst those tried and tested still have a strong placement in the field, consumers are becoming more accepting of less well-known systems. One thing that is guaranteed in the introduction of these excellent bacteria barriers is that bathers can wave goodbye to red eyes, itchy skin and other nasty side effects of poorly treated pool and spa water.

exceptionally clear water without adding any sanitising chemicals as it combines the powerful natural clarifying properties of the product’s own unique mineral blend with an exceptionally fine filtration system. Overall, the system combines three unique components for a healthy, balanced and environmentally friendly mineral-enriched swimming pool. These are:

MAGNAPOOL™ – AN EXCLUSIVE FROM LIGHTHOUSE Magnesium is one of the essential minerals required for our bodies to function properly. It is found in seawater as well as the human body and all living tissues. In particular, we know that magnesium is beneficial for soothing pain, caring for the skin or easing muscular problems and the relaxing virtues of magnesiumenriched baths have been recognised for many years. MagnaPool™ from Zodiac is an exclusive magnesium-based water treatment system for swimming pools. The selfcontained system is easy to use and provides 67-70_SPN_Feb_18_Water_Treatment.indd 67

Zodiac’s MagnaPool™ system from Lighthouse provides natural purification properties in all pools

• Zodiac Patented MagnaPool™ minerals – which dissolve in the pool water. • Zodiac Crystal Clear – glass crystals filter medium which provides ultra-fine filtration. • Zodiac Hydroxinator – an exclusive water treatment unit that purifies water automatically by hydroxination. The MagnaPool™ system provides effective and stable disinfection. When the swimming pool water is treated manually, the concentration of chlorine varies between each addition. This generates fluctuations that can adversely affect treatment effectiveness and bathing comfort. With MagnaPool™, the natural purifying properties generated by the Hydroxinator act gently and constantly, without the saw-tooth effect. The result – continuously disinfected and healthy water that is perfectly balanced. Lighthouse’s Daniel Philips said: “Having launched in Europe in 2015, there continues to be a great buzz from MagnaPool™ retailers who are seeing the benefits, both commercially and their customers’ experiences from this unique water treatment system. The positive feedback and results from in-house tests, gives Lighthouse the confidence that it will soon become the number one choice for pool owners looking to replace manufactured chemicals with a natural, therapeutic bathing experience.”

RAPIDLY EXPANDING O-CARE REDUCES CHEMICAL CONSUMPTION Since O-Care launched their spa cleaning products in the UK in late 2015, the company has been taking the market by storm. O-Care removes and prevents biofilm whilst constantly cleaning the spa meaning less chemicals are needed. Using O-Care can reduce the amount of chlorine or bromine used by up to

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 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) February 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...