Most fitness clubs do not only care for the fitness of our bodies, but also provide spa activities. Therefore they not only use water for drinking and shower, but also in the steam bath, sauna or even pools.
Water treatment in fitnessclubs
In 2005 we started with some performance tests at FitnessFirst in Great Britain. After good results at water boilers and steam generators, both machines which need a lot of service, the management decided install Merus Rings in every club.
Today FitnessFirst is owned by Basic Fit, which is one of the fastest growing fitness provider in Europe. Today more than 500 fitness clubs are equipped with Merus Rings and more are waiting for it.
What speaks for Merus Rings as the water treatment, the way fitness clubs are operated has changed. Whereas before three to four people where working at a club, this is today reduced to only one person. So it was possible to bring down the monthly fee.
Where before a technican has looked for technical problems in a club, today the only employee has to fix all problems as a side job. So Merus Rings are the obvious choice, as there is no regular service required.
Troublemakers in a fitness club
Steam generators and shower heads have been challenging for the cleaning personal. A steam generator should produce steam for the steam bath. If there is limescale in the nozzles, there were regular downtimes for cleaning and maintenance. The worst case was cleaning the generator twice a week.
The showers or better the shower heads where responsible for trouble. A scaled shower head, delivers water everywhere, but fell not only on the head of the one taking a shower. The appearence of the shower heads counts as the hygenic flagship and gives an indication of the overall cleanness of the fitness clubs.
Two Merus Rings for the whole fitness club
For a smaller club we install usually only two Merus Rings. One at the entrance of the city water into the club and a second one at the hot water boiler. If there is a machine like a steam generator a third Merus Ring will installed in the feed line. This rings take care of the whole water system. In showers there is less scale forming and the remaining deposits have a soft texture and can be removed easily.
As described above service requirements and costs for cleaning agents were reduced significantly. Compared to a classical water softener, which was used before Merus became the first choice, the investment in a Merus Ring is less than one third and there are no costs for regeneration, etc.