How They Do It In Europe

It's known as the Deutsches Institute fur Normung, or the DIN Standard, and some advocates say it's as much as 40 years ahead of the U.S.

While that might be debatable, there is no question the DIN Standard for pool water treatment is very different from the model used in the U.S.

It is a mandatory set of rules that is applied during the design, engineering and operation of all commercial/ public pools in Germany, and it influences other national standards and regulations throughout Europe.

You might think the two large, affluent western societies — the U.S. and the E.U., each with a large recreational water market, would have similar water treatment models, but in many ways, the European system is a complete departure from the traditional North American system, says Roy Vore, technology manager for Bio-Lab.

"They use much less chlorine, and the approach to filtration is completely different. They have drain-and-fill requirements and mandatory cleansing showers for bathers. It's not just one thing, but a spectrum of ideas and methods that all work together."

Do they have something to teach us about water care?

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By: Aqua Magazine

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