new pool equipment - "bio pool"
by Villa Bel Air
new pool tech needs no longer chemicals
In vogue at luxury hotels and on cruise ships and increasingly popular in the backyards ... saltwater pools use less chlorine and are more eco-friendly....
The primary factor in their popularity is their limited use of chlorine. Unlike traditional pools, which require chlorine to be poured into the water manually or released from a tablet,
a saltwater pool has a generator that uses electrolysis to release chlorine gas from salt in the water. Salt is added to the pool water to achieve a saturation of approximately 3,200 parts per million, roughly the amount of salt found in a teardrop. In contrast, ocean water has a salt content of 35,000 ppm. Ms.Pires says, “Because [a saltwater pool]
is a closed system and generates the chlorine sanitizer from the salt, there’s no need for transporting, storing and adding chlorine to the pool.”
Many swimmers think saltwater pools are more comfortable to swim in because of the lower amounts of chlorine in the water. The harsh smell of chlorine found in traditional pools is virtually nonexistent, a plus for people with asthma and others who are sensitive to the fumes. “It’s ike what a water softener does to household water,” Ms.Pires explains.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown is one of the few hotels in the area to offer this technology to visitors. “Since
the solution is much like saline, you’ll hardly know there is salt in the pool. [It’s] nontoxic and eco-friendly,” says Brian Simon, the hotel’s fitness club manager. “The guests love the saltwater pool because it is less abrasive on the skin, eyes and swimwear.” Because many Americans are adopting greener lifestyles, saltwater pools are appealing as a more eco-friendly option. “The public’s awareness of the environment is a big factor,” Ms.Pires says.
from: washingtontimes.com by Stephanie Green,
Well, our guests always tell us, there there is no improvement possible at Villa "Bel Air" - we think, the new pool tech is fantastic and our guests, and friends, will love it!
Let`s see ;-)