Oxidine completed a recent install for the prestigious Apóstol Santiago Foundation in Madrid, replacing their existing chlorine gas systems with sustainable Hyprolyser® electrochlorination technology.
This distinguished sports school, dedicated to the promotion of sports and culture, opened its doors in 1943, with impressive facilities that included twelve tennis courts, four basketball fields, a soccer field, a hockey field, a horse-riding arena, velodrome and two indoor swimming pools.
The sports complex now boasts five outdoor summer pools, a total of 4,600m3 of water to be treated and maintained through the busy summer months and during winter shutdown. For water treatment, the customer had been relying on an ageing chlorine gas system.
Maintaining a chlorine gas system is challenging, not only when transporting and storing hazardous chlorine gas cylinders; but also requiring trained personnel, taking special precautions and wearing special safety equipment to handle them. The risks of chlorine gas leaks and possible fire are also a very real threat.
The sports complex owners contacted Oxidine to look for a more sustainable alternative that would be just as efficient and cost effective, but without the risks to personnel and the planet.
Oxidine analysed all the data and concluded that Hyprolyser electrochlorination systems would meet the needs of the complex, proposing a single unit that would generate consistently, exactly the right amount of hypochlorite, to keep water clean in all pools, including the two heated swimming pools.