Home' Splash Magazine : SPLASH Aug-Sept 2015 Contents on the international map with its progressive water
disinfection and manufacturing technologies.
e company's high performing EcoLine freshwater
commercial chlorinator has earned rave reviews since
it was launched in 2009 due to its ability to produce
chlorine from salts and minerals already present in fresh
water. Achieved through electrolysis, EcoLine can disin-
fect water with total dissolved solids (TDS) levels as low
as 1200ppm. A residential model is now also available.
"Historically, the many bene ts of inline chlorine
generation on a commercial scale were only available
to saltwater facilities while electrolysis disinfection
was only viable in water with a high mineral content
(around 4500ppm or more)," says AIS CEO Elena
Gosse. "In 2009, equipped with more than 20 years of
innovation, AIS smashed the inline chlorination barrier
with the launch of EcoLine -- making inline chlorina-
tion a possibility for many commercial facilities."
is Brisbane designed and manufactured technol-
ogy has won numerous awards and produces chlorine
onsite and inline (within the water itself ) thereby
negating the need for chlorine transport, storage and
Water of almost any TDS level -- ideally from 1200
ppm to 35,000 ppm including groundwater, town water,
salt water and even waste water -- can be disinfected
using AIS technology.
"It's an automatic chlorination system that protects
swimmers from waterborne pathogens and infectious
disease by keeping the water safe and clean," Gosse
EcoLine is in use in a number of large-scale com-
mercial operations, including the Waterbom waterpark
in Bali, Azure Urban Resort Residences in the Philip-
pines, New South Wales' Warringah Aquatic Centre
(WAC) and Queensland's Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
" ere was a level of scepticism by sta when the
product was rst introduced," says WAC's former
general manager, Gary Penfold. "Sta had seen many
di erent products come and go over the years, but have
admitted to being very happy and pleasantly surprised
not only with the operation of the EcoLine unit but
also the low maintenance of the chlorinator as well.
is is further enhanced by the fact that the former sys-
tem can be retained as built-in redundancy if anything
should go wrong."
In addition to automatically chlorinating the water
-- thereby reducing plant and equipment costs -- the
introduction of EcoLine has also decreased chloramine
levels in the atmosphere.
" e air quality of the centre has been signi cantly
improved, so it has become a much better swimming
experience and work environment for our customers
and sta ," he says. "Sta have noticed much improved
air quality in the o ces and it is anticipated that equip-
ment like computers will have a longer life span."
Furthermore, the system works in conjunction with
WAC's control system so there was no change in the
overall operation of the centre.
"Sta time required to operate the previous sys-
tem has been reduced as we no longer have sodium
hypochlorite deliveries and many workplace health
and safety hazards have been eliminated as we do not
have the hazardous goods deliveries and on-site storage
issues that we had before."
Launched onto the Australian market in 2009 after
four years of research and development, MagnaPool
quickly gained traction from private pool owners and
commercial operators seeking a healthier alternative
to traditional pool chemicals. Nearly 10 years on -- and
several controversies later -- this sanitation system is
successfully used in pools all over the world.
"Zodiac acquired MagnaPool in 2013 with a view
to improve its quality and make it more accessible to
swimming pool owners," says senior category manager,
Jonathan Bristow. " e rst thing we did was to address
quality concerns by replacing the original hydroxina-
tors by using our market-leading TRi product as the
basis to build the new one. Secondly, we built up stock
of minerals and expanded distribution to make the
system more readily available to pool owners around
MagnaPool's combination of magnesium chloride
and potassium chloride not only sanitises pool water
but creates "softer, silkier" water that's gentle on skin.
"In fact, MagnaPool's mineral blend is so gentle on the
environment that when diluted 5:1 with rainwater in a
Pop-up pool program
Waterco has teamed up with a unique program in New Zealand that is teach-
ing water safety to children by literally taking pools to schools. Brainchild of
former Watersafe advisory board member Dr Ian Calhaem, Pools iN SchoolZ
provides 16, 10m portable pools free of charge to schools around the country.
And for each pool, Waterco has provided a Hydroxypure sanitisation system,
MultiCyclone centrifugal filtration device, two S702 Micron fibreglass filters, a
Supatuf 250 pump and an Electroheat heat pump.
"Each pool in the program is used by up to 200 students a day, so it's crucial
to have quality, dependable pumps, filters, heat pumps and sanitation to max-
imise the opportunity for these kids to become proficient around water," says
Waterco New Zealand manager Mike Alexander.
Only a fifth of 12-year-olds in New Zealand can swim 200m, the minimum
survival standard set by Water Safety New Zealand.
"The reaction to and interest in the Hydroxypure sanitation system has been
remarkable, as it creates a truly chlorine-free swimming pool that is ideal for
anyone with respiratory problems or skin allergies like asthma or eczema --
conditions that are exacerbated by exposure to pool chlorine," he says.
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