Water treatment at the world of wellness in Aachen, Germany
Gaining the top spot
For years, the Carolus Thermen in Aachen have enjoyed the highest turnover and best financial returns of any bathing complex in Germany. With around 340,000 visitors a year, the thermal baths welcomed their 5 millionth visitor in September 2014. To keep numbers up in the future, the operator deploys specific renovation and optimization measures to always keep the baths fully state-of-the-art.
The thermal water used in the Carolus Thermen comes from the “Rosen” spring and the town supplies. Before the water enters the numerous baths in the bathing and sauna complex, for reasons of hygiene it has to be treated in line with the necessary requirements. Because of the mineral content of the thermal water, in the past large amounts of acidic products had to be used to correct the pH. New water treatment system technology and efficient measuring and control technology should improve this.
- The baths and saunas attract around 340,000 visitors a year
- Installation of water treatment system technology and new measuring and control technology while the baths remained open to the public
- Electrolysis system CHLORINSITU® V Plus disinfects the natural thermal water and water from the town supplies
- Measuring and control system DULCOMARIN® II controls hygiene parameters in 15 water circuits
Investment in leading technology
The operator chose two competent partners for the job: m. hübers GmbH from Wesel handled the installation and ProMinent GmbH supplied the technical components and systems. Firstly, in April 2016 the measuring and control technology was fitted with the powerful DULCOMARIN® II and 15 locally distributed measuring points to control the auxiliary hygiene parameters and the new products were started up. The second stage in July involved the installation and commissioning of the electrolysis system CHLORINSITU® V Plus with a chlorine production rate of 1750 g/h. In addition to these build stages, nine flow monitors were installed to shut down the supply of chlorine should the water requiring it stop flowing. Finally in December 15 solenoid driven metering pumps of type Beta® were fitted for automatic pH control.
The savings are fantastic
The chlorine gas produced locally by the CHLORINSITU® V Plus is supplied directly to the thermal water within the electrolysis system. The hypochlorous acid produced in the process itself reduces the pH, meaning that far fewer acidic products have to be added. Considerably fewer additives are also needed to control the pH in the pools filled with water from the town supplies. The sodium hypochlorite also produced in the CHLORINSITU® V Plus and held in a storage tank is the ideal solution for disinfecting water. The storage tank also serves as an “emergency reserve” for the thermal baths should an unforeseeable fault occur in the chlorine production system. A totally safe solution!
- Perfectly hygienic pool water at all times in all thermal baths and the sauna area
- Linking DULCOMARIN® II to the company’s own network means that hygiene parameter can be accessed on the pool caretaker’s PC at all times and rapid intervention is possible
- Significant savings in chemical consumption cuts operating costs
- Storing sodium hypochlorite ensures fail-safe operation for at least 24 hours
- Defined contact for service work and reliable supply of spare parts