Sunday, 2 June 2019

More Reasons for You to Dive into Pool which is a Great Calorie Burner

More Reasons for You to Dive into Pool which is a Great Calorie Burner
Looking to brief up your exercise routine? Bored with the gym? Hit the pool instead. Swimming is an amazing calorie burner: Depending on things like gender, body type, and weight, hitting the pool for an hour can burn almost 1,000 calories!

1. Swimming is a low-impact exercise

Some popular forms of exercise, like running, can be hard on the joints. Not so with swimming—this exercise burns calories, but at the same time, it’s low-impact enough that astronauts use underwater training to simulate zero-gravity space conditions. This makes swimming an ideal form of exercise for seniors, people recovering from injuries, and people with conditions such as arthritis that make them particularly vulnerable to joint damage.

2. Swimming is also a great whole-body workout

You may not feel like you’re working hard as sunshine spills on your face and cool pool water laps against your skin. But swimming is definitely a full body workout that burns calories like any other fitness routine. While skimming through the water, you’ll plow through calories and inch closer to your weight loss goals.
Calories burned swimming will depend on things like your weight, gender, body type age, and other factors. The amount of calories burned while swimming will also change depending on how long you swim and the type of swimming stroke.

3. Swimming is cardio and strength training in one

Swimming tones your cardiovascular system, ultimately helping you to breathe more efficiently as you build endurance. And water makes you feel light, but it’s actually over 780 times denser than air. You’ll work every muscle of your body -- and burn calories -- as you press through this dense resistance to glide through the pool.

4. Water exercise is safe for people with injuries

Because water creates a buoyant state, swimming is the ideal calorie-burning exercise for those recovering from injuries. And even for people who can’t swim, calorie-burning exercises like walking in the water, water weight training, or kicking with a paddle board can be a great substitute.

5. Water is a natural mood booster

In addition to the depression-thwarting benefits common to any form of exercise, swimming offers particular mood boosting capabilities. Medical experts dating back to Hippocrates have recommended hydrotherapy for both physical and mental health conditions. And water induces a tranquil state, soothing the stress and anxiety of overstimulated senses of the modern world. Combining exercise with the soothing waters of a backyard pool, surrounded by the tranquility of the natural landscape, proves a significant mood booster.

6. The pool is calorie-burning fun for everyone

There aren’t many sports that toddlers and teens, middle-aged adults and grandparents can enjoy together. Learning to swim at an early age develops a skill that can be employed long into the senior years. People with varying physical abilities -- and people of every gender, body type, and levels of athleticism -- can enjoy swimming together.

Beyond swimming: Other ways to burn calories in your pool

Even if you’re not in the mood to swim, calorie-burning activities and water sports can keep you active. Try another form of water exercise, like water aerobics, water volleyball, or water polo, to add some excitement to your water workout routine.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Rain and your skimmer box

So it is raining, which is good for the farmers and topping up your pool. However, did you know if your pool is too full, it may stop your skimmer box from working?
It is recommended you have your water level between one-third and one-half up the skimmer box opening. If the level it higher is may slow or even stop debris being pulled into the skimmer box through the plate or valve , meaning floating debris will be left on your pool water surface.
Please ensure you check your water level regularly, even during winter, and drain or backwash to ensure your pool surface is bug and dirt free.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


( not is this pool, but seen in some pools in India)

UV-C light is a very powerful germicide. It deactivates and renders harmless waterborne pathogens that are completely unaffected by chlorine based disinfectants. Examples of dangerous pathogens (viruses and cysts) neutralized by UV-C light are Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia; chlorine will not affect these.
UV-C is effective against all microorganisms for example also the Pseudomonas, papillomavirus and e-coli.

UV-C cannot, however, be used on its own. This is because after the pool water has been subjected to treatment with UV-C, it is disinfected but not disinfectant. A secondary disinfectant must be added to the water to ensure that the water actually in the pool is disinfectant as well as disinfected. The most commonly used secondary disinfectants are chlorine based chemicals.

Is the smell of pool water changes by using UV?
Yes, the smell of pool water changes. This is because of the lack of chloramines in the pool, UV-C kills destroys the chloramines.

As a by-product of the disinfection process (as mentioned in the question above), chlorine combines with bathers’ body fluids in the pool water to form chloramines. Chloramines are unpleasant substances that cause eye, skin and nose irritation, breathing difficulties in young children, an unpleasant swimming pool “chlorine” smell and last but not least, damage to the fabric of the pool such as tiles, grouts, handrails and other fittings.

UV light is destroys chloramines, thus reducing or even practically eliminating the undesirable side effects mentioned above of the use of chlorine based disinfectants.
VGE’s UV-C ranges offer the solutions mentioned above.

Because of the UV-C which disinfects the water, you don’t need chlorine to disinfect the water, you only need chlorines to make it disinfectant. This makes sure you are able to decrease the amount of chlorine to a max of 80% (depending on de type of pool).

Chlorine increases the PH value, Less chlorine means less increase of PH. This means you also need less PH or another acid.
Less acid makes sure the bicarbonate level is longer stable and needs less corrections.
When it’s a saltwaterpool, less Chlorine means less salt. You also need less shock.

UV-C kills the bad chloramines, this means you’ll need to do less maintenance to the pool due to chloramines. This decreases the maintenance costs.

What are the microorganisms it tackled by this UV?
Uv-C is effective against all microorganisms.

Is any microorganisms survive after this UV treatment.
No, when the right amount of UV and wave-length is used, no micro-organism will survive. The swimmers will be protected against diseases caused by micro-organism who are resistant of chlorine.

Do you need to select the UV unit equivalent to the flow of filter? ( e.g., what is best UV required for filter pump flow of 125 cu mtr /hr?)
The right UV-unit depends on different factors. For example the flow, T10, total water volume, temperature and amount of people swimming in it.
Can you please send me the T10 and water volume (95%? Normal pool water)? Then we’re able to calculate the right equipment for you.

Is there any ratio allowed to reduce the size of UV to be economical?
The economical comparison of the various solutions depends very much on pool size, design and usage.

Please also see my answers above for the economic benefits and UV-treatment. You can reduce the amount of UV, for example when the pool is for a while not in use. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017



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