Aquafine, part of the largest UV manufacturer – Trojan Technology is represented by KK Water in the UK. Aquafine UV systems are engineered to focus the power of concentrated UV light with proven performance for disinfection and chlorine reduction in recreational water systems.
For public and private pools, and splash water parks disinfection plays a key role as a required treatment step. Swimming pool water must undergo treatment in order to remain clear and clean, free from harmful substances, bacteria, viruses, algae and other pathogens and suitable for use by swimmers. This necessitates the need for disinfectants such as chlorine to be added to the water to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms. Of particular concern in swimming pool waters are the formation of chloramines and chlorinated organic compounds that are known to give rise to swimming pool smell and eye, nose and throat irritation.
Traditionally, chlorine has been the favoured method of disinfection for pools but the industry is now aware of the advantages that UV filters can make to the situation. It increases swimmers comfort and promotes staff health by reducing the amount of chlorine needed to provide residual protection in the pool.
Aquafine’s MPR systems were installed into 6 swimming pools in a university were physical and wellness activities are important elements of the university’s culture. The university supports students of all ages and abilities in the pursuit of an active, healthy lifestyle. Aquatics is an important part of that lifestyle and also represents a growing interest in water sports, and general recreation.
These systems use medium-pressure (MP) lamp technology and are well suited for flow rates greater than 25 gallons per minute (GPM). By utilising MP technology, lamp count is reduced by up to 90 percent, which ultimately reduces footprint and maintenance intervals.
Since installation, the units have reduced and maintained levels of chloramines to below 0.3 ppm and improved the overall water quality. The response from swimmers was both immediate and very positive.