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Clear Comfort Named an Aquatics International 25 Most Valuable Product

  The Clear Comfort CCW100 has been selected as a Aquatics International 25 Most Valuable Products for 2017. The top 25 MVP products were chosen by the readers of Aquatics International’s January New Products Issue. In January, Clear Comfort announced the next generation of its pool and spa system that enables commercial pools to reduce chlorine […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Commercial Pool This Summer

  Water clarity and quality is essential to patron loyalty and a facility’s reputation. This summer, take your facility to the next level with efficient, cost-effective and simple operational enhancements. Here are five pool improvements that will please your customers, staff and management.   1. Controlling Chemicals Bather load drives the need for higher chemical […]

Which pool system is right for you?

If you’re a first-time pool owner or upgrading your pool features, choosing a water treatment system is one of the most important decisions and investments you’ll make for your pool. With so many methods available, it’s important to do your research and find a pool system that best fits your household’s needs. The purpose of […]

Crypto Caution: CDC warns pool operators and swimmers

Cryptosporidium parvum outbreaks linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds have doubled from 2014 to 2016 in the United States, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by Centers for Disease Control. Commonly referred to as “Crypto,” this parasitic infection is transmitted by swimmers ingesting contaminated pool water. In 2016, the CDC got […]

Swimming Health Solutions Announced for CDC Sanitation Challenges

Clear Comfort offers solutions for the growing challenge of Crypto and secondary sanitation. BOULDER, COLO. – MAY 22, 2017 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics on the dangers of parasites and swimming pool safety in the United States. Recent independent studies confirm that Clear Comfort’s advanced oxidation sanitation systems are […]

Swim diapers won’t stop Crypto in pools

Swim diapers are not effective at keeping harmful fecal matter out of the pool, according to biochemist and Professor Una Ryan. Ryan told The Daily Telegraph, “They don’t work, they don’t work at all — they may be a bit better than a regular nappy, but they release fecal matter into the pool.” Harmful contaminants, […]

Cryptosporidium outbreaks trigger warnings for pools & patrons in Australia

Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is a serious and highly contagious parasitic infection, and instances of Crypto in public pools are on the rise. In December alone, 149 cases of Crypto were detected in Australia, mostly in children younger than 10 years old.  Crypto outbreaks are not new to the country and continent of Australia; in 1998, a […]

Crypto re-cap: outbreaks of 2016

This year was a challenge for pools and water parks when it comes to Cryptosporidium, a highly contagious recreational water illness that causes serious sickness that can lead to hospitalization. Here is a look back at the Crypto problem in pools and water parks in 2016 and how pools and patrons can help prevent it. […]

Ohio Crypto outbreak to nearly 1,000

Nearly 1,000 people have fallen ill in Ohio following an end of summer Cryptosporidium outbreak plaguing three counties. Last week, the number of sick people grew to 937 confirmed cases and most track back to exposure at local recreational water facilities, according to Outbreak News. Ohio has the most recorded cases of Crypto for the year, […]

Crypto outbreaks in public pools show need for secondary sanitation

This summer hundreds of swimmers in Arizona and Ohio have become ill after swimming at recreational aquatics facilities infected with Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan that causes severe gastrointestinal illness that can lead to hospitalization. Crypto, as it is commonly called, is spread through fecal matter (i.e., swim diapers or sick swimmers) and presents a challenge because […]

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