When speaking about swimming pools, the mind runs immediately to the traditional “boxes” of reinforced concrete. Good for swimming maybe but not particularly aesthetically pleasing, creating difficulty for their integration into the surrounding environment. At least that was the situation until recently. Today Biodesign Pools offer an alternative that radically changes this concept. Our company has been in operation for over 40 years as a market leader in the field of monumental fountains, artificial lakes and biological wa- ter treatment systems. A leading productive reality, a guaranteed network of authorized in stallers in various countries qualified to realize our pools, and an in house design studio and seasoned research and development department guarantee a high quality result.
Almost ten years ago, the Biodesign innovative, patented technol- ogy was born, thanks to which, pools have changed their image. The pool has now become an extremely comfortable living area modelled to accommodate the bathing needs of the client and to adapt to the surrounding landscape. This personalization is created through the in- clusion of a series of exclusive features from beaches for shoreline re- laxation and sunbathing, a safe place for children to play, to modelled submerged chairs, beds and even an aero-therapeutic massaging zone, without the loss of the swimming areas.
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.
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.