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UV SYSTEMS

Ultra Effective Ultra Violet

When it comes to the effective treatment of water in pools and other wet leisure environments, UV Systems are now an established choice, particularly in commercial settings. Their success is no real surprise when you consider UV’s many benefits, but their big selling point is a large reduction in the use of chlorine as a sanitiser. As more pools make the switch to UV, there’s plenty of product choices to consider and we take a look at the options By Jon Wadeson

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he benefits of using UV for water treatment have been known for a long time, however its mainstream use has really only happened over the last couple of decades. The systems work by utilising radiation from UV lamps to inactivate the cells of undesirable organisms contained within swimming pool or spa water by altering the DNA of these harmful bacteria, micro organisms and pathogens. The result is cleaner water and a greatly reduced need for chemical treatment. Combined chlorine levels are also greatly reduced meaning a healthier setting for swimmers and the environment that surrounds the pool too. The effectiveness of UV systems combined with straight-forward operation has meant that UV has been widely accepted as one of the most effective choices for water treatment. Further improvements have been made over recent years but manufacturers are far from finished when it comes to product developments and many are still improving the functionality of the systems that are on offer. With an increasing number of solutions available targeting a wide section of the UK’s wet leisure sector, in this issue we focus on just some of the ultra effective products that are cleansing water with the power of UV.

ATG’S ‘WAFER’ UV SOLUTION OFFERS AN ULTRA-COMPACT FOOTPRINT After recent events in the UK drinking water industry surrounding chlorine resistant bacteria outbreaks, in particular the dangerous waterborne parasite Cryptosporidium, public awareness on water quality and its relation to safety has never been higher. The rise of the luxury swimming pool market and the growth in private leisure centres has seen the demand on operators to provide high quality water and bathing environments become a major priority. One solution to this challenge for operators

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atg UV Technology’s WF range is known as the ‘Wafer’ due to its ultra-compact footprint

is atg UV Technology’s WF range. Known as the ‘Wafer’ due to its ultra-compact footprint, is the most compact UV system available in the aquatics market today. At around a third of the size of comparative UV systems, with significantly reduced maintenance space and improved performance, it offers easy to install and retrofit solutions that will fit the tightest of plant rooms.   As an inline system, the WF range installs directly into the pipe, reducing the need for additional pipework or support structures and is one of the easiest UV systems on the market to install. With an ultra slim design, comes a significant reduction in weight without compromising on design. Features include TwistlokTM ‘plug and play’ lamps and quick release quartz. Whist the WF range is designed to be the most compact system on the market, its hydraulically optimised design and leading polychromatic lamp technology will also make it one of the most efficient and best performing.  As a minimum, the WF range will provide a 99.9% reduction of chlorine resistant microorganisms, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

PURIQ PROVIDES CLEAN, CLEAR AND SAFE SWIMMING POOL WATER The development and increased use of UV within swimming pool maintenance has changed the way the water within pools can be managed. The Puriq UV-C system from Fairlocks Pool Products offers a clean, safe and chlorine-reduced solution for all types of swimming pools. The system demonstrates the latest technology by emitting a very powerful UV-C light with a wavelength of The Puriq UV-C system from Fairlocks Pool Products offers a clean, safe and chlorine-reduced solution for all types of swimming pools

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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...