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Waterco Solutions Combine To Deliver Savings A t Dubai’s Pharaoh’s Club


pool. The club manager spoke with the leading Dubai swimming pool maintenance company, Those Pool Guys (TPG), which in turn contacted international swimming pool equipment manufacturer Waterco. “The filters were near the end of their working life and needed to be replaced,” explained the General Manager of TPG. “The existing filtration system, which consisted mainly of metal fabricated tanks, was leaking and the filtration quality was very poor. “The club had a number of key requirements; in particular achieving a high


Located within the Pyramids Wafi, part of the renowned Wafi City Shopping & Entertainment complex in Dubai, the Pharaoh’s Club is one of the emirate’s premier and largest fitness centres. A major drawcard of the centre is the outdoor, free form ‘lazy river’ and swimming pool, which is designed for relaxation, aqua aerobics classes, swimming laps and professional swimming lessons. In 2012 the club made the decision to update the filtration system of the ten-year-old, 1600m3


level of filtration without having to change the existing set up of the plant room. Another requirement was a solution which would conserve water.” Taking into consideration the club’s needs, Waterco and TPG suggested a combined


solution – Lacron 42” horizontal filters, Waterco MultiCyclones, plus Waterco glass pearls to replace the existing sand filtration media. “The Lacron HZC filter is specifically designed for installations which require a high filtration surface area, which obviously the Pharaoh’s Club pool has,” Tony Fisher, Managing Director of Waterco Europe


explained. “The main tank structure is made from extremely hardwearing glass reinforced polyester, and the unique lateral underdrain and looped header design ensures optimum


water filtration and balanced fluidisation of


the filter bed during backwashing.” Six Lacron filters along with a number of


Waterco bobbin wound filters were installed, in addition to 18 MultiCyclone 16s, Waterco’s award-winning pre-filtration devices. These work on the basis of centrifugal water filtration and are created to minimise filter maintenance and save water.


“The filters and MultiCyclones are designed to work seamlessly and effectively together – and to further enhance the filtration quality and water saving benefits, we also recommended using glass pearls instead of the existing sand filter media,” said Fisher. Manufactured from 100% virgin glass and being only 0.6mm by 0.8mm in size, Waterco’s glass pearls offer much finer filtration than other alternatives and are therefore capable of providing outstanding water purity and clarity


(filtration below 3 microns). The spherical shape also results in low friction levels, also reducing the need to backwash and saving pool owners both time and precious water. In


fact, glass beads require 20% less water for backwashing compared to sand. The benefits of the combined systems have been significant, both aesthetically and financially. “There has been a major reduction in the club’s water and chemical bill, and water clarity has been greatly enhanced,” Fisher said.


“According to the club manager, club members have even commented on how much better the water quality looks and that it has a ‘sparkle’ about the water.”


Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu


A Marathon Year For Polyadvisory’s Lexi


Lexi King, Director at Polyadvisory Ltd based in Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire, has set himself some hard personal tasks for 2013. First up was the Tough Guy Challenge on 27 January to raise sponsorship for ‘Get Kids Going!’, the sport and mobility charity for disabled children. The event certainly lived up to its name and is one of the hardest the body can take with freezing water topped with ice and ground that was


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muddy under foot every step of the way during the eight mile assault course and seven mile run. Having successfully completed that, his next challenge was the Milton Keynes half marathon on 10 March as a warm up to the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April. Lexi has been training hard and is looking forward to the marathon, particularly as he has a special interest in raising money for his


chosen charity as he has a nephew who is disabled and wanted to raise the profile of disability after the success of the London Paralympics. With support from family and friends, Lexi is looking forward to an amazing day in the capital and wants to achieve a good time for his first full marathon. Any one interested in supporting Lexi and giving to his charity should go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving. com/LexiKing


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