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Using ultra-violet light to protect your dog

We’re reducing the amount of chlorine we use in our pool by 75% thanks to new equipment that sanitises our pool water using ultra violet light and hydroxyl radicals.

We’ve been listening to our dog owners who occasionally worry about their dog being subjected to chlorine. While we’ve always kept our chlorine level low we felt compelled to act.

UV light messes with DNA. When shone on to bacteria or an algae spore it will attack the DNA within the cell and prevent the cell from reproducing. UV light will also inactivate chlorine resistant  parasites such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

As far as we can tell we are the only centre in the South of England to use the most advanced UV sanitisation system on the market.

Traditional UV systems are effective at removing chloramines, however they do not possess the power to oxidise which means the contaminants remain neutralised but in the water requiring a substantial filtration system. Our system advances the benefits of UV by naturally creating powerful hydroxyl radicals that actually destroy the harmful viruses, bacteria and pathogens in the pool water.

We will still use some Chlorine in our pool but as low as 0.5 ppm (parts per million) compared to 3ppm, or as much as 5ppm in some pools. The latter being when your eyes get itchy at the local public swimming pool. Imagine how the dogs feel!

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