Many commercial pool companies are aware of the dangers of cryptosporidium and what this dangerous protozoan parasite can do to bathers. Cryptosporidium is present in water that has been exposed to fecal matter. For pools who allow diaper-aged children, this can be a serious issue. But it can be a serious issue for major resorts as well. Some major resorts offer attractions such as large pools with wave machines, splash pads, and lazy rivers. These features are equally susceptible to cryptosporidium as community pools in a local neighborhood, and treating every drop of water at a major resort for cryptosporidium can be a difficult practice.
It's easy to understand why wave machines or lazy rivers could be affected by cryptosporidium, but splash pads typically source water from larger pools within the resort rather than immediately cycling a closed container of water below the water jets. That means if any pool in a major resort is affected by cryptosporidium, it could eventually affect all of the water-based recreation attractions throughout the resort.
Pulsar® Systems recognized the need for a filter that specifically targets cryptosporidium. In response to this need, Pulsar® created the Pulsar CRS™, a cryptosporidium remediation system which traps cryptosporidium and includes a component which will help improve clarity. Along with chlorination and the other chemicals that are necessary to maintain a body of water for public use, the Pulsar CRS™ can relieve pool managers and resort owners of the worry of possible cryptosporidium contamination.
Water features that are typically not used by diaper-aged children can still be at risk for cryptosporidium. Bathers of any age can experience a moment of fecal incontinence due to a number of reasons. That's why every water feature and every drop of water needs to be treated for cryptosporidium at a major resort. The Pulsar CRS™is a cationic polymer that improve the effectiveness of a filter with a sand bed. This system dramatically filters microns and was tested in an independent study. Pulsar CRS™ was able to trap 99% of cryptosporidium and improve water clarity.
Treating cryptosporidium can be expensive once it has be introduced to a large body of water. A trichlor system may not be enough to remove cryptosporidium from water. Major resorts can risk patrons becoming infected with the parasite without taking proper precautions. With assistance from the Pulsar CRS™, major resorts and commercial pool companies can eliminate the possibility of cryptosporidium affecting their patrons and business.