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SPN APR 2012 OpeningTime “We are in an era of

choice and as long as consumers are given solid advice and not misled, then

traditional and new- wave or alternative options can all be effective”

struggle still every year when it’s time to open their swimming pools.”

Additions of shock and algaecide will change the water chemistry and water balance. It may be severe but it works.

Increasingly alternative, low chlorine products continue to gain favour with consumers. An increasing number of people who own or use domestic or commercial swimming pools now want to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals to sanitise the pool. They also want to be sure the pool they swim in for the first time in a season is safe.

There are a lot of non-traditional, low or non chlorine treatments emerging as options for the pool owner to consider when opening up a pool for spring, but these still have questions surrounding them, and very few are endorsed by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), the leading trade association SPATA, or any of the other recognised bodies. The bottom line from them remains that chemicals are the only option to have proven results.

Combi tablets from CPC’s Aquablanc range of non-chlorine (non-halogen) products


Respected chemical specialist company, Complete Pool Controls (CPC) advocates pool owners use a system they can cope with and manage, rather than try something which is either too complicated or too demanding. Use a system and products you are used to and work is their message.

Mark Ramsden, CPC’s Commercial Director said: “You need to make sure the water is balanced and that you choose a system that is manageable by you, the operator. For example, some products require daily doses, such as fast dissolving chlorine granules, while others are weekly or even less frequent, such as slow dissolving chlorine tablets.

“We are in an era of choice and as long as consumers are given solid advice and not misled, then traditional and new-wave or alternative options can all be effective,” he says. “However, it is often the case that the chemicals are used to support some of the more modern systems, at various intervals, so I have to say that the traditional approach has something going for it. Of course, we are all looking for the new or improved versions that lower or replace the harsh realities that may be by-products of chlorine, lowering its use if not replacing fully. If you don’t want chlorine for some reason, check that any alternative gives full protection to you and your family. Always follow the instructions on the label for the best and safest results.”

Within its range CPC offers its Aquablanc range of non-chlorine (non-halogen) products, suitable for consumers with sensitivities to chlorine or bromine or those wanting an odour free bathing environment are growing as manufacturers look at longer term trends. Its range of non chlorine (non halogen) products, are all suitable for consumers with sensitivities to chlorine/bromine

or those preferring a gentle, odour free bathing environment.

FILA PROVIDES POOL PROTECTION ABOVE AND BELOW THE SURFACE A Fila treatment system has been specified to protect tumbled marble in a swimming pool application. Used around the pool’s edge and to line walls and floor, the fine marble tiles provided a stunning aesthetic but required very specific treatment. Following bespoke testing, application of water-repellent sealer Fila Hydrorep, followed by stain-protecting FilaFob was recommended. Both products provide long term, renewable protection without creating a surface film or altering original colour and appearance. Fila’s sealants also prevent moss and mould formation and will not yellow over time or as a result of environmental conditions. All material was supplied by Berkshire-based Amarestone. Used for centuries in sculpture and building applications, marble is a stunning but very sensitive metamorphic calcium-based stone tile. In order to use the material successfully in a pool-side and submerged application, numerous considerations needed to be taken into account, including protection against air pollution, UV- rays, rain, pool-side spillages, corrosive chlorine and salt water, and slippage. Choosing a tumbled product provided necessary slip resistance. Meanwhile, Fila’s technical team carried out individual tests, using the specified marble and replicating the pool filtration system and chemical mix. The combined application of Fila Hydrorep and FilaFob provided the necessary high performance protection without compromising aesthetics.

Steve Turner, Director of Amarestone commented: “Fila helped to make this project possible. Using marble in a pool application was guaranteed to give fabulous results in terms of looks but required very careful handling in terms

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