Now even FINA-standard pools can enjoy the safety and simplicity of disinfection by electrolysis, thanks to EcoLine™ Commercial, which is ending the industry’s dependence on chlorine-dosing.
FINA-standard competitive pools and swim-training centres have traditionally relied on sodium hypochlorite or calcium hypochlorite for water treatment. While common practice, continuously dosing liquid or granular chlorine is a long way from ideal for pool operators as well as employees and swimmers because:
- over time, the cost of chemicals used accumulates and gets expensive
- the storage and handling of toxic chemicals pose Occupational Health & Safety risks
- chemical leaks, spills and accidents, such as from equipment malfunctions, constitutes a risk to the public, especially children
Until recently, switching from chlorine dosing to the safety and convenience of inline chlorine generation by electrolysis has been impractical if not impossible in FINA-standard pools.
This is partially because competitive swimming typically takes place in water containing less than 3,000 parts-per-million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS) which is too ‘fresh’ for standard chlorine generators. Moreover, FINA rule 12.11 states that world records can only be established in fresh water.
View our EcoLine Commercial unit at stand 207 at the Pool, Spa, Patio Expo.
Enter EcoLine™, an award-winning inline chlorine generator from Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) that enables fresh water swimming pools* to bid farewell to the cost, risk and hassle of chlorine dosing forever.
EcoLine™ is an inline chlorine generator that operates at the exceptionally low TDS-level of 1,200 ppm, which is over 75% less saline that the water specified for many salt-water chlorinators.
EcoLine™ Commercial offers 19 versions of units that produce between 65 to 3,900 grams of chlorine per hour at 1,200 ppm.
Launched in Australia in 2008, EcoLine™ Commercial is tried, tested and already proven as a reliable solution in competitive pools and swim-training centres including the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Electrolysis was discovered 180 years ago by an English scientist called Michael Faraday, and over the past 25 years we have perfected its use as a technology for swimming pool disinfection,” says Elena Gosse, Australian Innovative Systems CEO.
“To operate at 1,200 ppm, and meet FINA standards, we really had to push the boundaries of how this technology works.”
FINA standards defer to local-country regulations when it comes to water chemistry. For example;
- In Queensland, Australia, “as a general rule, TDS should not rise greater than 1,000 mg/l above the mains water and should not be permitted to rise to an absolute of 3,000 mg/l”.
- In America, the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code states that “a generally accepted level for TDS in aquatic venues is 1,500 ppm (mg/L) above the TDS level in the fill water”.
“Producing chlorine in-line by electrolysis at 1,200 ppm is one of our greatest achievements,” Elena said.
EcoLine’s secret lies in the unique coating on the Genuine AIS Anodes which were specially developed for this product. The other important feature is the advanced electronics in our switch mode power supply.
Together they make it possible for competitive pools and swim-training centres to switch to the safety and convenience of inline chlorine generation in most regions.
“EcoLine is an excellent example of our mission, to develop safer, simpler and smarter technologies for water disinfection, in action,” Elena said..
Learn more about EcoLine™ Residential online.
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*Fresh Water Swimming Pool is a pool containing water with a TDS level of 1,200 ppm (AIS definition), which is over 75% less saline than many standard salt water pools