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Environmentally-friendly and healthier swimming

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Our swimming pool is virtually chemical free, using the latest ionisation technology for cleaner healthier water.

Chesham, Buckinghamshire has the first outdoor pool in the UK with new environmentally friendly technology – take a dip in our virtually chemical free/crystal clear swimming pool!

NASA technology helps to cut costs and provide a healthier environment at Chesham Moor Gym and Swim's outdoor pool. Clearwater Enviro Ltd installed an ionisation system at the pool on Thursday, 26 July. “We are very pleased the Council has invested in this new technology” said Danny Essex, Manager at the Centre.

Chesham Moor Gym and Swim is fast becoming one of the most environmentally friendly pools in the UK. It will be the second pool in the UK and the first open air pool in the UK to invest in a system called MineralPURE.

For nearly 100 years, chlorine has been perceived as the only way to disinfect the water. Chlorine is environmentally harmful and commonly causes red, irritated eyes, brittle hair, dry itchy skin, bleached out swimsuits and the lingering smell of chemicals in the water, atmosphere and on the body.

The MineralPURE system uses a copper/silver ionisation process to cleanse the water reducing the amount of chlorine by up to 70 per cent. It was originally developed by NASA for the Apollo mission and is used widely in the US, Mexico and Canada. The result is a vastly improved swimming experience, substantial year on year cost savings on energy, water and pool plant.

This system is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative – and has a capital return on investment within 18 months to two years, which is a significant reason for the investment by Chesham Town Council. The council are already reaping the benefits of savings made by the installation of solar panels at the pool last year and once again they are investing in future technology that will benefit the health of our community, environment and tax payers.

Solar power at Chesham open air pool

We now have solar photovoltaic technology to help mitigate the rising cost of electricity and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. Danny Essex, Chesham Moor Gym & Swim’s gym manager contacted the solar installer, InstaGen, to help the pool save money on its fuel bills. Now income is earned from the feed-in tariff as well as helping to combat climate change. The centre’s flat roof is an area ideal for housing 40 InstaGen 245w modules.

It is estimated that the 10kWp array will generate over 8,000kWh of electricity. This will save over 4 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year. 

Copper and additional reasons for showering - (though not expecting anyone needs them!)

We use copper electrodes to disinfect the pool to minimise chlorine use which in turn gives all sorts of benefits such as reduced carbon footprint and fewer chemicals in the pool.

Occasionally copper can leave blond hair and light-coloured swimwear with a slight green tinge. Showering before entering the pool and once you leave the pool can help prevent this, that's why we always recommend our visitors take a shower before taking the plunge. Combing through a dab of hair conditioner before each swim will also give hair a light waterproof coating (leave in conditioners are useful for this).

If you have any further questions about this, please ask a member of staff before you get in the pool.

 


 

Copper and additional reasons for showering - (though not expecting anyone needs them!)

We use copper electrodes to disinfect the pool to minimise chlorine use which in turn gives all sorts of benefits such as reduced carbon footprint and fewer chemicals in the pool.

Occasionally copper can leave blond hair and light-coloured swimwear with a slight green tinge. Showering before entering the pool and once you leave the pool can help prevent this, that's why we always recommend our visitors take a shower before taking the plunge. Combing through a dab of hair conditioner before each swim will also give hair a light waterproof coating (leave in conditioners are useful for this).

If you have any further questions about this, please ask a member of staff before you get in the pool.




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