10 June 2017
The next big thing in pool hygiene—about the DAISY+ system
Conventional pool water treatment relies heavily on disinfectants and chemicals - like chlorine, ozone, and UVC irradiation to combat the growth of bacteria in the water system. These have long been considered vital in preventing the transmission of disease and ensuring clean water and air in indoor pools—but they can also be expensive and their use can be time-consuming.
Imagine being able to prevent bacteria growth in water in the first place, thus reducing the need for aggressive chemicals. In the last few years, pool hygiene technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, finally making this a reality in the form of DAISY+. By using bio-resistant filters and by optimising clotting and flocculation, DAISY+ prevents biological growth in pool water, removing the demand for pool owners to oxidate the pool to counteract it later.
DAISY+ is rapidly becoming the hygiene system of choice for luxury pools everywhere—so, let’s take a look at its advantages.
‘Swim in drinking water’ with DAISY+
DAISY+ promises lower chlorine consumption, chlorine odour reduction, no more Legionella, significantly lower running costs, and crystal clear water of drinkable quality. It almost sounds too good to be true—but thanks to the integration of a variety of industry-leading hardware, the DAISY+ system is fully capable of delivering on these promises.
DAISY+ is an integrated system of water filtration, comprising DAISY and DA-GEN. DAISY (Dryden Aqua Integrated System) is a filtration system designed to prevent bacteria growth by using AFM filter media, a bio-resistant filter material made from brown and green glass rather than sand. This prevents bacterial clumping in the filter altogether, thereby extending, and improving its efficacy for years to come. It reduces trichloramine and THM production by 50%, which significantly reduces the smell of chlorine in and around the pool. AFM carries a high negative surface charge, which also enables it to filter water using electrostatic. The high performance of this filter media means better water and air at much lower costs. All in all, this enables AFM to filter the pool at an efficiency of up to 4 microns—and its incorporation into the DAISY+ system pushes that even further, up to 0.1 micron, by withdrawing all possible nutrients for bacteria from the water.
DAISY is combined with DA-GEN, a chemical dosing system that provides advanced oxidation through the generation of free radicals using natural UV rays from the sun and a complimentary set of low-intensity chemical additives. This further reduces the requirement for chlorine while also protecting it from photo oxidation. All in all, DAISY+ reduces the need for chlorine by up to 80%, making it an incredibly efficient way of reducing pool chemical consumption nearly altogether.
DAISY+ promises pool water of ‘drinking quality’, and it doesn’t disappoint. It reduces chemical consumption, running costs, and pristine water quality by preventing bacteria growth instead of killing it. It further reduces the toxic by-products of chemical disinfection, which again reduces the need for additional chemicals.
This revolutionary new system will soon sweep aside the traditional means of managing pool chemistry, and that’s why it has become our system of choice.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.