23 January 2013
Since installing the Hanovia UV in the hydrotherapy pool at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital near Adelaide, Australia, the therapists and patients have noticed a dramatic improvement in water and air quality, according to
Hanovia is one of the world's leading providers of UV disinfection technology for industrial applications.
Its solution was installed to combat the unpleasant smell of chloramines, the pungent chemical created when chlorine reacts with organic compounds introduced into the water by swimmers. The chloramine odour can also be a health risk if inhaled regularly and the hospital had to hire more hydrotherapy staff so that their shifts in the pool could be rotated more frequently, as many of them felt nauseous after prolonged periods.
Since the installation of Hanovia UV however, "You can notice how fresh the air smells now. Many of the hydrotherapists have commented on the improvement," maintenance manager Richard Tothill says.