12th Dec 2017
In November, we attended the 9th IOB International Natural Swimming Pool conference in Holland. This was very exciting. Amongst an array of very interesting talks, the cutting edge of Natural Filtration Technology was presented. There have been some fascinating advances in recent years, especially in the field of fixed biofilm technology, where the relative merits of water velocity, direction of flow, chemistry of filter medium and the capacity of biofilms to neutralise disease have been tested and proven. It was very satisfying to get confirmation that our filtration systems are as good as, and in some cases better than, those being used in Northern Europe - the centre of the research activity and the International industry. That said, there is always room for improvement, and we look forward to testing some new filtration systems next year, especially in the area of grey water processing. Speaking to the various delegates, what came home was the complexity of Natural Aquatic Ecosystems, and how unlikely it is for people who do not understand the science to achieve any modicum of success without the help of proffesionals.