World Leisure helps Village Hotels reduce water consumption

By Lancashire Business View

21 Sep 2018

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Leyland-based swimming pool specialist World Leisure is helping Village Hotels reduce its water consumption by 1.4 km3 per year.

After fitting new filtration systems at hotels in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Portsmouth, the hotel chain will reduce its environmental impact as well as its water bills.

World Leisure installed regenerative filter systems at the sites, which save water by eliminating the need to backwash filters in comparison to conventional sand filters.

The traditional method includes dirt particles getting trapped deep into sand filters which then require washing. The regenerative filters simply require emptying to release the particles collected during the filter cycle.

Eliminating this backwashing process will save approximately 347 m3 litres of water per hotel, meaning sewerage and fresh water costs will be greatly reduced.

Andy Logan, Village Hotels national operations manager,  said: “Water usage is a massive issue environmentally, so the more we can do to save it the better. The reduction in water usage also helps save on our water and waste bills, allowing us to reinvest into our facilities for the benefit of our customers.”

Simon Smith, World Leisure managing director, said: “It’s strange that sand filters are often still in specifications we receive from a lot of clients in the UK, even though regenerative filters have been available here for about ten years.

"In the US, on the other hand, regenerative filters have been widely used for about 20 years and are absolutely proven to reduce water and chemical usage. They also use less heat and provide sparkling, clear water, while still meeting PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group) guidance in the UK for water usage to ensure acceptable TDS levels are maintained at all times." Village Hotels has now agreed to fit similar systems at a further five sites across the UK.

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