The interrelationship between Legionella bacteria, amoeba, organic contamination and water in cooling towers and fountains can produce a severe pneumonia called legionnaires’ disease. In this summary we will review the lifecycle of Legionella bacteria, review the effects of ProMoss™ on organic contamination, and discuss the results of Legionella testing on cooling towers treated with ProMoss™ in the state of New York.
We are so pleased to have a growing number of YMCAs, from across the country, using PoolMoss® Pro. We love that our products are supporting their mission to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what a few of them are saying about their experience with PoolMoss® Pro:
The discovery of life changing products from nature has been the mainstay of advances in medicine and other industries. In today’s era of custom pharmaceuticals, gene manipulation, and large scale engineering solutions to common problems, the opportunity to make a significant discovery directly from nature is truly unique. Creative Water Solutions LLC (CWS) is a modern day example of how nature’s creation can still provide solutions to complex and pressing human needs.
A recently published study is renewing concerns about toxic disinfection byproducts (DBP) in swimming pools and spas. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology (2016, Vol. 50, 6652-6662), included researchers from the University of South Carolina, Purdue University, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Though previous studies have shown a link between exposure to DBP and the occurrence of asthma and bladder cancer, this study documents the effects of DBP on mutagenicity (changes in DNA).
The key to successfully on-boarding any new product is getting key people in your organization to try it and see the results for themselves.
The key to new product adoption is getting key people in your organization to try it and see the results for themselves. The motivation to sell ProMoss™ easily follows – to existing customers and to customers you haven’t been able to get appointments with in the past. You now have something TRULY NEW in an industry that has been using the same chemistries for decades. It is an exciting time – if you are comfortable being on the leading edge of industry change.
To begin, identify current customers where you already have an excellent working relationship, where decision makers are open to new products, where there is a system that has been a challenge, and ideally where ‘sustainability’ is more than a buzz word.
Vance Fiegel, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer will be speaking about “The Recreational Aquatic Ecosystem and Sphagnum Moss” at the Southwest Pool and Spa Show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX on the 18th of January 2017 from 10:15 to 11:45 AM in Room 303C
Vance Fiegel, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer and Charity Whitman, Sales Specialist will be exhibiting at the FINA Convention at the Caesars Windsor Resort and Convention Center in Ontario, Canada from the 3rd to the 5th of December 2016.
Periodic Cleaning of Particulate Filters with Breakaway® and Air Scouring Maintains Optimal Filter Effectiveness
Maintaining effective and efficient filtration in particulate filters is critical to achieve superior water quality in swimming pools and spas. Organic contamination of the filter media due to deposition of proteins, sugars, fats/oils, urea, skin cells, microbes, and other materials derived from bather loads and the surrounding pool environment results in a coating of the media with sticky material that is not easily removed by backwashing alone. Over time, this build up results in degraded filtration and poorer, potentially unhealthy, water quality.
Gina M. Chavez from Creative Water Solutions, LLC will be speaking at the NIRSA Region 1 Conference on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:30am about: “Sphagnum moss for Water Treatment? Yes! (And reduce water and chemical use.)”.
We first became interested in Sphagnum moss because of its use in World War I as a wound dressing. Because Sphagnum moss can absorb 20 times its weight in water, it was used as a wound dressing in battlefield wounds where there is a lot of blood and exudate. As we began to investigate the properties of Sphagnum moss we found that is was known that Sphagnum moss was able to absorb positively charged ions, called cations, from water. These cations include iron and calcium; calcium being the cause of scale formation (as calcium carbonate). The moss has a very specific mechanism for doing this, much like ion exchange, which is what occurs in a water softener.