Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    156

    Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

    We would like to install automatic dosing in our community pool. I'd go so far as to say that if don't install auto dosing then we won't be open next year. I cannot do another summer where I have to check the pool three plus times a day every day (and I don't do it all), and I won't ask anyone else to do that either.

    We've been working up to this for a few years, and now have some money in the bank that would allow us to actually do something. Normally we're just trying to keep our heads above water (sorry for the pun) by finding enough money to stay open, so this is pretty amazing.

    I really need someone in the industry to help me work out how to spend our money wisely. The problem is that people in the pool industry are happy to come out to visit, but then we never hear from them again. They always look a bit surprised by the aged pool and pool plant, and then by the fact that the water isn't green. It seems to me that people just don't take community groups seriously.

    Funnily enough I live within 15 miles of all the major pool suppliers in the UK that I know of - Certikin, Biolab, and Complete Pool Controls. When we approach them, they tell us to talk to a distributor. And I'm back to square one. It's so frustrating.

    I guess that I am letting off steam a little here. But my question is this - does anyone have recommendation for pool controllers that are available in the UK? It seems that amperometric would be better than ORP, but that is all I know so far. And is there anyone on this forum from the UK who would in a position to help a community group work out how best to renovate their pool?

    Many thanks everyone.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    10,157

    Re: Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

    loop pea, I can't help with your dilemma and although we do have a few members from England, I'm not sure they could help as they are small residential pools, usually Intex above ground pools.

    Lets see if someone can possible help you.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    156

    Re: Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

    Thanks for the response casey.

    Our pool is bigger than a lot of residential pools, but it's a tiddler compared to most public pools.

    It's quite a challenge running it as a hand-dosed pool, especially when the whole school gets in for the swim gala!

    We manage, but we need to do the upgrades.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

  4. Back To Top    #4
    mikespoolfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    179

    Re: Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

    That's 23,775 US gallons. Are you looking for SWG or some type of injection dosing.
    Screen enclosed 17K gal 16x30 IG with Diamond Brite finish, elevated 4 jet spa with spill over, Twin dolphin fountain, Hayward Ecostar pump[ Pentair intelliflo VS, Filter Sta rite Posi-Flo PTM 100, Aqua Cal heat pump, Tiger Shark QC robotic cleaner.
    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    156

    Re: Recommendations for pool control systems available in the UK

    Injection of liquid chlorine and acid. Our fill water is high very TA so if i want to raise TA then I just top up the water level.

    I have a chlorine tablet feeder so I would keep that and use it (even more) sparingly.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •