Horizontal Fibreglass Filters get NSF 50 Certification

Fri, 4 Mar 2016

Waterco Ltd has achieved another major milestone, with its range of Micron horizontal commercial filters achieving NSF / ANSI Standard 50 certification. They are the largest fibreglass horizontal filters on the market to achieve this certification.

“This is an outstanding achievement – for a number of reasons,” says Bryan Goh, Waterco group marketing director.

“It demonstrates our commitment to environmental conservation and public health, by reinforcing that these filters meet the requisite criteria to ensure the materials do not contribute harmful contaminants to the water. Not only that, it proves our filters are corrosion resistant, which is another key criterion. They’re manufactured from the highest grade of non-corrosive materials and are designed and built for many years of trouble-free operation.”

Clint Holland, Vice President of Waterco USA explains: “This award is testament to the quality and durability of Waterco’s Micron Horizontal filters. These are the largest such filters to be certified to this Standard. The certification means that these very large FRP filters can now be used on high flow waterparks across the United States.”

NSF/ANSI Standard 50 is the American National Standard for swimming pool equipment, spas, hot tubs and other recreational facilities including filters and filter media, pumps, valves, water circulation devices, hose, piping, fittings, pool alarms, pool covers, chemical generation and feeding systems, and advanced water treatment and oxidation technologies, such as ozone and ultraviolet (UV) systems. Most state and local pool codes for commercial, waterparks, splash pads, municipal, hotel, motel, apartment, and condominium require compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 50.

“NSF certification also provides peace of mind for our commercial customers – builders, specifiers, installers – that our commercial filters comply with the appropriate NSF Standard. This is a pre-requisite for many operators and, indeed, for commercial tenders,” says Goh. “Thus we believe this will help open up the US market for our range of commercial filters, particularly the horizontal models. It’s hugely beneficial in the US, as it means our filters only have to meet one set of requirements instead of a wide array of requirements that may vary by locality.”

NSF is accredited as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and as a certification organization by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for numerous product standards.

As part of the stringent NSF criteria, filters must meet structural durability requirements that includes design burst pressure testing, hydrostatic pressure testing and assessment of filtration performance.

About Waterco Ltd – www.waterco.com
Established in 1981 and listed on the ASX in 1989, Waterco (ASX:WAT) manufactures and distributes a diverse range of products for the international swimming pool and water treatment markets.

Waterco is also the franchisor of Swimart, Australia and New Zealand's largest network of pool and spa retail outlets, and is also the distributor of Zane Pool Heating solutions via a network of Australian dealerships.

The Baker Hydro Pool Products are also manufactured and distributed worldwide by Waterco.

Waterco delivers high quality, innovative products at exceptional value in over 40 countries. This includes a comprehensive range of swimming pool & spa equipment and chemicals as well as domestic and industrial water treatment equipment. The company’s head office is in Sydney, Australia with international offices, manufacturing plants and warehouses located in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, US, Canada, France and the UK.



About NSF International: 
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.

For further information, please contact:
Lisa Llewellyn
Llewellyn Communications
t: (02) 9970 5312
m: 0419 401 362
e: lisa@llewcom.com.au

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