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Swimming Pool Water Treatment: Safe bathing for children

Swimming Pool Water Treatment: Safe bathing for children

A family hotel in South Tyrol is using a DVGW-certified UV system to disinfect its swimming pool water - thereby making the water as pure and virus-free as drinking water.

The Hotel Cavallino Bianco in South Tyrol is a veritable child-friendly "KinderHotel" catering exclusively for families with children. Everything is tailored to the needs of the "smaller" guests: from the "Pirate World" and pool area to the child-friendly menu and childcare by day nannies. While their children are entertained and in safe hands, parents can relax in the spa zone or play some sport.

UV system disinfects pool water

Hygiene must be top priority in places where large numbers of children spend time. The hotel's Managing Director Ralph A. Riffeser does everything to ensure that children's diseases, flu and viruses do not spread. Over and above the disinfection of the eating and play areas several times a day, attention then turns to the swimming pools. Swimming pools and splash pools are a potential location for the transmission of disease, which explains why the hotel has installed a UV system supplied by ProMaqua.

The ultraviolet radiation disinfects the pool water completely and kills all viruses. It is completely harmless and leaves no traces in the water. The system was installed by the Hofer Group, a pan-European complete solutions provider in the pool and sauna sector.

Pure and germ-free like drinking water

The hotel is playing it safe with this application. The system complies with the exacting requirements of the DVGW Test Specification W 294 and the radiation intensity for the flows of water is constantly precisely maintained.

"The Quality Mark guarantees reliable and effective disinfection - we successfully use this to advertise to our customers," states Hotel Director Ralph A. Riffeser. "Parents therefore recognise that their children can splash about safely here."

In Germany the DVGW Test Specification is mandatory for the disinfection of drinking water but not for pool water. "This is the first and only use of a DVGW-certified UV system for swimming pools to date, as up to now it has only been used with drinking water", explains Divisional Manager Jürgen Weinert, Departmental Manager Pool / Wellness with ProMaqua. An official certificate is proof of the additional protection provided.

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