Set-and-forget treatment solution for Qld builder's pool

Monday, 27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited


When your backyard has a spectacular backdrop like the Logan River in South East Queensland, a regular swimming pool simply won’t do the location justice. So, when faced with this design challenge, builder Nick Fowkes created a commercial-sized pool that wouldn’t be dwarfed by its surroundings.

Owner/operator of The Accurate Group — a group of companies that provide commercial and industrial building works, steel fabrication excavation and plumbing — Fowkes designed and built the pool himself. Needless to say, a commercial-sized pool needed a commercial-sized water treatment system. And since Fowkes is a very busy man, he decided he would need a domestic-style ‘set and forget’ system.  

“Designing such a stunning pool was the easy part,” Fowkes said. “Looking after it was going to be a challenge. I needed a cost-effective system that required minimal maintenance, but I also wanted the most up-to-date water treatment system.”

That’s when he turned to Waterco. 

Remote-monitored sanitation system

Always the brand of choice for this project, the sanitation system was originally going to be salt chlorination; however, Waterco’s Hydroxypure commercial system offered a far better package. Hydroxypure is a robust sanitation system that can be remotely monitored. Fowkes said he also liked that it delivered healthier outcomes for his family and friends, since his daughter loves swimming in the pool with her friends. The fact that there is no salt, no smell and no need to shower after a swim has proven very popular with all the kids. 

“Having a robust sanitation system that could be remotely monitored while delivering healthier outcomes for Nick’s family and friends was paramount,” said Nick Briscoe, inventor of the Hydroxypure system.

“Hydroxypure is a truly chlorine-free pool system — and it’s the only such sanitisation system to receive a tick of approval from the National Asthma Council Australia.”

The Hydroxypure system uses the peroxone treatment process — a combination of hydrogen peroxide and hybrid ozone to produce water that is chlorine-free and enriched with oxygen. Unlike other systems, the only by-product is water. 

“This is one of the most powerful oxidisers in nature,” said Briscoe. “It’s known as the new treatment process of the 21st century because of the ability of the reaction to remove all bacterial threats.”


Crystal-clear clarity

The Hydroxypure system is a solution that can be installed in new swimming pools or retrofitted to salt or chlorinated pools. It is also highly effective in maintaining pool clarity. 

“Our specially made control unit maintains adequate levels of hydrogen peroxide to be retained within the swimming pool, automatically adjusting its dosing for high bathing loads, hot weather, rain and pool top-ups,” added Briscoe.

The pool has remained crystal clear since it was commissioned in December 2014, requiring very little maintenance except topping up with chemicals once every three months.

For Fowkes, knowing that his pool is remotely monitored by a Hydroxypure expert — without the need for regular site visits — was a major factor in his decision to install the system.

“The pool always looks amazing with very little effort,” said Fowkes.  

Since salt water is also harsh on equipment and pool interiors, the fact that the pool is a freshwater environment full of additional oxygen (when compared to chlorine) also gives him peace of mind.  

Images courtesy of The Accurate Group

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