World Aquatic Health conference to be held in Australia

World Aquatic Health conference to be held in Australia

Australia’s Gold Coast is preparing to host the World Aquatic Health Conference this year, landing in Australasia for the first time. This inaugural event is expected to draw aquatic industry leaders and stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the importance of water quality.

Running as part of the SPLASH! Pool & Spa expo, the conference will bring together science, industry and regulators to showcase and discuss developments in aquatic health.

World-renowned authorities, doers and influencers, including scientists, builders, retailers, manufacturers and service technicians, will descend on the Queensland coast to learn about providing safer, healthier water to the public.

Speakers will be giving presentations on a number of important topics, including illness prevention and the science behind water-bound pathogens and their by-products.

This is a vitally important event, as many people misunderstand water quality, according to the expo publication, SPLASH Magazine.

For example, it is a common misconception that clear water is healthy and clean. However, crystal clear pools do not necessarily mean that the water is free of disease-causing microorganisms.

A better understanding of the invisible pathogens that could be lurking in our water is a vital consideration for any person who owns or operates a pool – whether in public or private. Additionally, any industry or individual use of water can benefit from a more scientific knowledge of aquatic health and quality.

Exploiting the latest in pool technology is also crucial for achieving healthy water. In particular, many of the microscopic pathogens that can cause illness are at home when dissolved minerals or elements are bonded, serving as their growing substrate. A Hydrosmart water conditioner is a simple and environmentally sustainable solution, which solves this and a range of other water quality issues. Freshwater Hydrosmart Pools can be managed with up to half the use of chlorine when automatic dosing and monitoring is employed

This low-energy and low-maintenance system interrupts and breaks down the bonding between minerals and charged compounds to improve the quality of water, altering the microbial ecology of pools and ponds.