Water Treatment Chemicals that Meet Decorative Fountain Challenges
Decorative fountains and spray parks at resorts, condominiums, malls, public memorials or monuments face unique challenges in water treatment. With multitudes of people who congregate at these focal points, along with other potential contaminants (such as pets, birds and wildlife), fountains are a breeding ground for many hidden dangers.
Among the most serious of hidden dangers is Legionella, which causes Legionnaires' disease. The splash generated mist created at decorative fountains and spray parks is inviting for families, but patrons are unknowingly often inhaling droplets of water. If the fountain water is not properly treated, many individuals could be inhaling this potentially harmful bacteria.
Other challenges in treating fountain water may vary from location to location. Some lack filtration systems altogether, making it even more important for water treatment chemicals to be used. Others provide challenges of keeping water adequately balanced due to shallow depths. Unlike commercial pools, where health codes and regulations are clearly defined, there is more ambiguity surrounding fountains and spray parks.
Versatile, Proven and Simple Solution
The Accu-Tab® tablet chlorination system helps indoor and outdoor fountains and spray parks by consistently and accurately delivering the chlorine needed to kill harmful bacteria, control algae and destroy organic contaminants. Used in fountains in various parts of the world with a wide range of climates, the Accu-Tab system is proven effective in a range of water temperatures. It is built on advanced engineering, proprietary tablet technology and hand-crafted, durable construction.
The calcium hypochlorite tablet-based system delivers exceptional performance at a great long-term value. As compared to other water treatment options, the Accu-Tab chlorinator tablets contain a higher pH level and calcium hardness. These qualities are protective to metal light fixtures and nozzles, which if exposed to other chemicals can be corroded and very costly to replace.
The Accu-Tab system offers a variety of models for fountains of all sizes. For smaller fountains that do not require an entire chlorinator system, the tablets can be placed in a skimmer cup or beneath a light fixture. In larger fountains, the Accu-Tab system chlorinator models are easy to install, rugged and compact with few moving parts, allowing for minimal maintenance—in most cases, typically a once per year cleaning is all that is required.
Operators also have the year-round support of local, authorized Accu-Tab system specialists. These professionals are available to consult on chlorinator operations or deliver tablets to help keep fountain water clean, beautiful and safe to enjoy.
Contact an Accu-Tab system representative to get specific info for your project.
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