The Secret Story telecast, the “daughter” of the famous reality show Big Brother, the rights to which are owned by the Endemol group, goes on the air with great success (second only to the USA) on the main French TV station in the early evening for about three months. The Endemol architects who design the most famous house in the world are always looking to create luxurious surroundings that enable high livability for the participants “imprisoned” for an extended period in the same house. This is why the Biodesign pool was chosen. Endemol’s design was subject to architectural and psychological studies which envisioned the pool located in the centre of the house. This clearly demonstrates how Biodesign pools become part of the home environment which ensures grate usability for the batters and an integrated aesthetic for any size and project.
Biodesign technology allows us to study every detail of the pool, including the beach areas, seating and chaise longue, and areas with intermediate depth together with the customer. Shades of colour, the monoliths inside the pool, and all the details that make the pool unique are taken into consideration thus increasing the value and the exclusivity of the product. Thus the posi- tive testimonials from customers who have experienced the difference between an “old style” pool and one built with Biodesign technology are not surprising. A pool is a good investment, it increases the value of the home, and should be en- joyed as an integral part of the home. To explain this concept of the liveability of a pool, think about the comparison between traditional “box” pools and an empty, un- furnished, but certainly very spacious room, where very little time is spent: the exact opposite of what we want in the en- vironments of our homes, where we try to furnish them according to our tastes and favouring our needs for living.
Biodesign’s education department is being visited more and more. Almost every week, we offer Biodesign and swimming pool marketing courses, technical seminars on swimming pool installation and since 2011 have included water treatment courses. On the occasion of these courses, API Italia, the company that has been granted the right to exploit the Biodesign patents, makes available a dedicated Academy area in its buildings equipped with meeting rooms, a canteen for breaks and a test room where customers can try the installation of the various technologies under the guidance of our technicians.
Biodesign’s educational organization has become an integral part of the company’s business. For those selling a new technol- ogy it is of upmost importance to educate the technicians to ensure an installation according to detailed quality protocols. To this end, we worked for nearly a year to prepare precise and complete instructions, in both printed and video form, that can be considered the “Bible” of Biodesign technology. We have recently supplemented the courses with information about Biodesign technology and in-depth swimming pool marketing studies, ensuring that nobody is likely to get bored. The water treatment course is absolutely unique. Created with the intent to promote a culture based on respect for bathers and the environment, it informs customers about the advantages of a professional approach to the water treatment market. Advantages that involve producers, operators and above all, clients.
The use of the Biodesing technology also means reducing installation times and eliminating the inconveniences of complex constructions. A team of three workers is capable of completing a 60 m² pool, complete with filtration system, plant room, border, and lighting, in ten working days, all without any need to interrupt the continuity of their work at any time. Compared to traditional pools, this represents a huge benefit for the company that builds them, both in terms of organizing their business as well as in terms of reducing the inconveniences for the client who purchases them.
THERMALIZATION WITH MAGNESIUM AND POTAS- SIUM OR WITH HIMALAYAS SALTS The mineralization of water Termapond allows reconstructing the characteristics of the best thermal waters of alkaline earthy, allowing to benefit directly from the with the presence of mineral salts Potassium K. The mineralization pool of the advantages associated of Health Magnesium MG and process occurs through placing of concentrated solutions that reproduces what happen in the saltworks by evaporation through the sun’s rays and roll by the time. These processes, thanks to a method of Biostabilization, allow to pro- duce in a short time what happens in nature in hundreds of years. Termasalts Magnesium and Potassium are essential to human health, the assimilation by epidermal takes place through a process of osmosis that is activated when we are immersed in a saline solution. Solutions at concentrations of 30 cc /L Termasalt correspond to the solution of Delbet, known for its rejuvenating and eudermics as properties. Magnesium regulates almost 350 biochemical reactions in the body. Potassium is an important element even essential for our life due to its function of protein synthesis in the conversion of sugar into glycogen. It activates many enzymes and stimulates the secretion of insulin. Potassium is an important element even essential to our lives thanks to its function of protein synthesis in the conversion of sugar into glycogen, activates many enzymes and stimulates insulin secretion.
SPA, an acronym of the Latin phrase “Salus Per Aquam” means “health through water.” VIA, acronym for the Latin phrase “In Venenum Aquam” means “Poison in the Water”
Unfortunately, many private swimming pools, in hotels and spas, are nothing more than “VIA” type pools. This is absolutely not the result of a bad choice by the owner, but rather a set of misunderstandings ac- cumulated over more than thirty years. No doubt can be raised about the clear role of chlorine in the fight against diseases such as cholera and typhoid which occurred thanks to its use in treating drinking water. These results are also obtained in swimming pools and spas. During my travels around the world, I noticed that hotels’ indoor pools are not widely used by cus- tomers. In fact, many of them being owners of swim- ming pools, they easily note that the hotel pool gives off an unpleasant odour that their own pool does not. So they conclude that these are “VIA” pools. I am sure that everyone knows the saying “eve- rything in moderation”. Drinking one or two glasses of a good red wine every night can mean “In Vino Est Gaudium” or “In wine there is joy”. However, drinking one or two bottles of the same wine means “In vino Est Venenum” or “In wine there is poison”. What is the rela- tionship between red wine and chlorine? They are identical if consumed in excessive quanti- ties. An expanse of water is a living, dynamic, and energetic element of nature and deserves the same respect that we show to our body. I would not advise drinking a glass of liquid so- dium hypochlorite (bleach) and hydrochloric acid like you would drink a cocktail, to provide for the maintenance of the digestive functions of your stomach or your bloodstream. Yet it is exactly what we do with our pools. Chlorine or other chemicals are used in a way that could be called the “seesaw effect” with disastrous consequences. Our pools and spas are in a state of permanent “debauchery”, drunk one minute and sober the next. Who would want to stay in this situation if there is the chance to get out of it? Now let’s get back to the “chlorine smell”. If you take a bucket and put one teaspoon of liquid sodium hypochlorite or bleach in 200 tea- spoons of distilled water you can’t smell any chlorine (similar concentrations to a pool or spa). So what am I smelling in my water pool at my estab- lishment? Here comes the double edged sword. There can be no doubt that chlorine is the only effective sani- tiser that maintains an effective residual against bacte- ria, nature tells us so in animals and plants. However, in combating bacteria some other nasty reactions are happening, where in the chlorine is combining with sweat and urine to form chloramines and organic mat- ter such as; dead skin cells, vegetative matter, dirt, sunscreens and body lotions combine with chlorine to form trihalo- methanes (chloroform). I don’t intend to be an alarmist, but ask that you do two simple Google searches on “chloramines health risks” and “trihalomethanes health risks”. You will be blown away by what you find. One particular study in Belgium likened 2 hours in an indoor pool breathing fumes from disinfection by products equivalent to smoking a packet of cigarettes. The chemical formula for a trihalomethane (THM) puts it in the hydro-carbon category which is a primary constituent of cigarette smoke. The Biodesign philosophy is geared to ensure the best bathing experience for bathers and at the same time absolute respect for the environ- ment. For this reason, we have identified spe- cific products and procedures to allow our customers to have the best water quality and for service personnel to qualify their actions. It is widely believed that with just chlorine and acid to reduce the pH all problems can be solved, and often the treatments carried out in pools are reduced to the addition of these two products. With special manuals, training courses, and maintenance guides Biodesign is able to reduce the use of chemicals and en- able customers to identify the causes of prob- lems and indicate their specific resolution. The identification of the pool’s specific prob- lems with the consequent reduction in use of chemicals and the ability to maintain water balance so that it is not aggressive are among the main factors that enable better treatment and a longer lifespan of the pool’s surface. Specific equipment and water treatment products certified and produced in Italy en- able us to offer quality treatments with maximum consideration for the health of bathers and the environment.
The Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa is a traditional 4-star hotel in Trentino Alto Adige, in the popular resort area of Canazei, in the heart of the Dolomites which were elected as a “World Heritage” site. It is a true natural paradise where Sorapera, a high-profile architect in Trentino, and the man- aging director of the hotel, Erik Detone, have chosen to create a pool which is perfectly integrated into the landscape, and highly technological at the same time. This was the impetus for the installation of a Biodesign pool that starts inside the spa among monoliths, the children’s areas, and submerged seats. It is separated from the outside by a large glass wall that allows bathers to enjoy air jet therapy with a wonder- ful view of the Dolomites. To prevent heat loss an automatic glass door was installed inside the pool which is activated by proximity sensors. The outdoor section is composed of two pools, one higher and smaller that creates a waterfall effect into the larger one below it which can be timed through independent filtration systems. The lower pool is heated and a cover built into the floor enables it to be closed overnight. The pool also offers water jets for neck massag- es, beaches, and relaxation areas The structure’s exterior cladding blends in beautifully with the pool. Thanks to management and architects able to see outside the box, once again, Biodesign technology was a helpful tool in creat- ing a unique structure in perfect harmony with the landscape and the environment in general. These result were attained thanks to the quality of construction and organization of Inacqua Srl, the Biodesign dealership in Bergamo.