New filtration media delivers savings
Sunshine Leisure Centre in Victoria has joined the Willoughby Leisure Centre as one of Australia's first sites to implement an OC-1 plastic water filtration system, according to an Australasian Leisure Management report.
The system replaces a traditional sand filtration system and promises to deliver an estimated $20,000 cost saving per year, through reduced water and energy use.
According to the report, Mayor of Brimbank Council (operator of the site), Margaret Giudice, said the motivation was multifaceted.
"In addition to keeping the pool water clean and fresh for users, the new filtration system reduces water consumption, chemical usage and heating, resulting in overall improved water quality and significant energy savings. It's a good way to limit our carbon footprint as well.
"The new pool filtration system will help us to improve water quality and in doing so, provide a better swimming environment to be enjoyed by all.
"With almost 580,000 visitors a year to our leisure centres, it's not hard to see that leisure facilities are important in our community.
"As the warmer weather approaches, we want to encourage the community to get active and visit our leisure centres — it's a great way to cool off in the heat and improve overall health and fitness," Giudice said.
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