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NEWS IN BRIEF
Chlorine analyser helps
Restoration for
Cleveland Pools?
Residents are being urged to
monitor sea lion water
support a bid to restore the
historic Cleveland Pools. The The ChloroSense digital chlorine
pools, owned by Bath and North analyser is being used to
Testing the water for the seals at the
National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall
East Somerset Council, were put monitor water at the National
on the market in August. The Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall. The
council said its preferred bidder is aquatic environment has to be
the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. controlled and in optimum
Most of the work’s funding is condition for the two South
expected to come from the lottery American Sea Lions – Rocky
but the public is being urged to and Boady.
help move the plans forward. The sea lions’ pool uses a
Mr Osborne, of the Osborne chlorine drip system to keep the
Group property firm, said: “We water clear of bacteria and
need the backing of the people of algae, but levels can vary
Bath if this project is to be according to many
successful. This is a spa city. The lido unpredictable factors. Originally
will be a place for relaxation in a a visual colorimetric system was
beautiful tranquil setting.” The pool used to check the chemical
could re-open as soon as 2012. levels; then a Palintest Micro
Visit www.clevelandpools.org.uk 1000 Chlorometer was utilised
for further information. for more accurate monitoring.
Now, the testing process has
been further upgraded and requires no external reagents. It This means that staff unfamiliar
SPA conference date simplified with the purchase of is digital, waterproof, and only with water analysis can quickly
The British International Spa the reagent-free ChloroSense needs a sample of water and a and accurately monitor chlorine
Association (BISA) is to hold its unit. Initially taken on a 2 week unique electrochemical sensor to concentration, on-site.
annual conference in Baden- trial, staff at the Sanctuary rated perform a test. It features clear
Baden, Germany, from 4 to 7 the product 10 out of 10. instructions and provides
PALINTEST
December . The Chlorosense is a self- readings for free and total
pc www.palintest.com
See www.spaassociation.org.uk contained, portable unit which chlorine levels in under a minute.
for more information.
Free swimming
BEACHCOMBER RAISES CASH FOR CANCER RELIEF
JIMMY’S BACK
decisions should be Beachcomber Hot Tubs Beachcomber employees have
made locally presented the Canadian raised over $86,800, through
ON TRACK!
Decisions such as offering free Cancer Society Cops for hot tub raffles and a head Jimmy Lamb wasted no time
swimming lessons should be made Cancer Tour de Valley with shave event in 2005 in support getting stuck into his role as
locally not nationally. Watford’s $17,211 raised by raffling off a of Frank. account manager for the
Mayor, Dorothy Thornhill said Beachcomber hot tub at the “We continue to honour the Central England territory for
latest proposals for devolved company’s factory. memory of my uncle Frank, BioLab UK with a series of
power outlined in a new This is the fourth year that who lost his battle with cancer training days.
Government white paper – the Cops for Cancer Tour de in 2005,” says Blake Scott, The latest training day
Communities In Control are Valley visited the Frank’s nephew and Director taken by Jimmy which was
meaningless. Beachcomber Factory, since of International Sales for on behalf of Ocean Pools,
”Decisions such as should we 2005, when Frank Scott, Beachcomber Hot Tubs, “and was held at Edgbaston Priory
be providing free swimming for Beachcomber’s Factory we appreciate the opportunity Club, Birmingham. The
the elderly should be left to those Manager and brother of to support children and complex boasts world class
who actually provide swimming company founder Keith Scott, families who are having their facilities with 29 tennis
pools and pay for them from local was diagnosed with cancer. own battles, to help give them courts, 10 squash courts,
taxation.” Since that time hope for the future.” gym, solarium amongst
others and of course not
forgetting the indoor and
Outdoor pool campaign outdoor pools. The day
Campaigners in Suffolk are fighting included presentations
to ensure that their town’s outdoor covering the water
swimming pool remains open. chemistry, filtration, water
Beccles Open Air Swimming Pool analysis, testing and
and the outdoor pool in Halesworth interpretation of results.
are run by Waveney District Council BioLab say they offer
but the authority plans to give up bespoke technical training
running the outdoor pools from on request.
next April as they do not provide
value for money.
BIOLAB
envelopeback rebecca.wright@biolabuk.com
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