Site logo
Site logo
Site logo
Site logo
  • Default
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Black
myExtraContent1 (only enabled when style-switcher is on)
myExtraContent2 (only enabled when clock bar is on)
myExtraContent5 (reserved for mega-menu navigation option)
myExtraContent7
myExtraContent8 (only enabled when header search bar is on)
myExtraContent9
myExtraContent10 (used for the content of a second sidebar container)
CURRENT ISSUE
Click on the cover to view as a virtual edition:
DECEMBER 2016

spn (Swimming Pool News) current cover
To see back issues, please click here.

Stacks Image 1916
Stacks Image 1932
Stacks Image 1948

Alukov

Plastica

SPN EMAILER
Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and updates. Just submit the following (if you receive the magazine, if known, please include your subscriber number). Unfortunately any AOL or Yahoo email addresses will be ignored.:
   
Form by FormToEmail.com



Lighthouse Pools

Compass Swimming Pool Builders

MEDIA PACK
To download a PDF copy of the 2017 SPN (Swimming Pool News) media pack, click here. For forward features information, click here.

To discuss advertising within SPN (Swimming Pool News), please call Tony Weston on +44 (0)1474 813433 or to email him, click here.

SUBMIT NEWS
To submit a news story or press release about your company, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: When submitting, please ensure any image sent is high resolution.
Golden Coast
LATEST NEWS
'Companies are plagiarising crushed glass' says Dryden Aqua
'Companies are plagiarising crushed glass' says Dryden Aqua
The controversy on the use of crushed glass in filters continues within the specialist trade.

While PWTAG (the Pure Water Treatment Advisory Group) claims it needs more proof that glass is a viable alternative to sand, there is now a claim that companies are trying to pass off waste crushed glass as AFM, the Activated Filter Media manufactured by Dryden Aqua. 

Dryden Aqua claims: "There have been many companies referring to their product as activated, by plagiarising our technical information and even using our grading structure of grade 1, 2 & 3. We provide a similar waste crushed glass product to these companies but we use it as a soil conditioner. 

"AFM is a completely different product and is certified under the UK Government drinking water registration and audited by independent consultants.

"This requires very strict manufacturing and product quality standards to insure that AFM is safe. Our external consultants are one of the leading companies in the European water industry and they have confirmed that on balance, AFM is safer than filter sand."

Dryden Aqua referred crushed glass products to the Health & Safety Executive two years ago, and a risk analysis report was presented. It has taken sometime but our fears are now being realised and people are being hurt by waste crushed glass products in swimming pools.  Any pools using uncertified and unregulated crushed glass are therefore at risk and we recommend that the media is removed and replaced with good quality filter sand or AFM.

AFM represents only part of a pool water treatment system, and gives a fundamental shift from a mechanical sand filtration to a physic-chemical AFM filtration process.  It is important to have a balanced system operated by trained personnel. When an AFM system is provided as an integrated package, Dryden Aqua guarantees to reduce the chlorine oxidation demand on any public pool by more than 75%, and in some cases by 90% reduction. 
 
Tighter water and air quality conditions will soon come into force, says the company. "The UK HSE (Health & Safety Executive) have advised us that all pools should have a COSHH analysis for nitrogen trichloride in the atmosphere. The limit for nitrogen trichloride in France is 0.5mg/m3, soon to be reduced to 0.3 mg/l. There is no limit in the UK, so it is up to the individual pool operators to set the limit and monitor the conditions. This is the first step for the public swimming pool industry to help insure the safety of the public and pool staff. It will simply not be possible for pools to comply with crushed glass or a poorly designed and managed water treatment system."

For more information visit www.drydenaqua.com





<< Back to home
MEDIA PARTNERS:
BSPF - British Swimming Pool Federation Logo
SPATA – the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association Logo
BSPF - British Swimming Pool Federation Logo
SPATA – the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association Logo
BISHTA – the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association Logo
Piscine 2012 Logo
SPATEX - The Pool & Spa Show Logo
What Pool & Hot Tub Logo
myExtraContent13
myExtraContent15