Water quality the clear winner with water test system
Founded in 1989 by Anne Jenkins and Ken Aspinall, the Terrey Hills Swim School began with just one swimming pool. Set within a sprawling five-acre property in northern Sydney, the school now has three pools, and approximately 3000 students use the facility each week.
With such a high bather load, water quality is of utmost importance. The school originally used a water test method that required the use of tablets that had to be crushed before use.
“It was messy and not really accurate. The test unit also had to be sent in for recalibration regularly,” said Jenkins.
The complex testing procedure proved difficult for staff, so the task fell solely to Aspinall to ensure the testing was done accurately.
In mid-2013, the school’s pool technician introduced Jenkins to the LaMotte WaterLink Spin. The unit carries out nine tests automatically, giving results in 60 seconds. Jenkins then contacted Vendart, the exclusive distributor of LaMotte products in Australia and New Zealand, for a demonstration of the water quality test system.
Having seen it in action, Jenkins and Aspinall were immediately sold on the WaterLink Spin.
“Not only did we find the unit easy to use, but also very quick to produce the test result. We didn’t have to crush any tablets, just inject a pool water sample into a disc, insert into the unit and wait 60 seconds for the results. These automatically go to a program that keeps track of every test conducted,” said Jenkins.
“And we don’t have to send the meter for recalibration as this is done automatically - so we have no downtime. More importantly, we allowed all the staff to use WaterLink Spin, which they really enjoy using.”
The school enjoys peace of mind knowing that the test results are no longer hit-and-miss but are accurate, ensuring water quality is always topnotch.
“We are proud of our pools and have found these to now be a lot cleaner than before,” she noted.
In fact, Jenkins is so impressed with the test system that she has convinced a number of other swim school owners to switch to the WaterLink Spin to improve their testing accuracy and water quality.
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