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An Overview of Commercial Water Purification Systems

Apart from being one of the vital requirements for all forms of life on our planet, the simple molecule formed by combining two atoms of hydrogen with one atom of oxygen plays a crucial role in many aspects of daily life. Both at home and in most businesses, this life-sustaining liquid has some indispensable applications. However, in many cases, those uses are dependent upon the liquid’s quality, making the widespread use of residential, industrial and commercial water purification systems as essential as the liquid itself.


In urban areas and a growing number of rural locations, this liquid is no longer obtained exclusively from wells or boreholes. Instead, it is piped to our homes and businesses following treatment by local municipalities and utility companies. While not all will be destined for human consumption, removing any impurities present will generally remain essential. The liquid discharged by public fountains and similar water features or used to fill public swimming pools and artificial lakes undergoes continuous filtration with the aid of appropriate commercial water purification systems.

In practice, filtration accounts for most of the water treatment process. As an example, let’s take a closer look at the techniques used to clean up a municipal swimming pool. Constantly removing dirty liquid and refilling the pool would not only be costly and time-consuming but also wasteful at a time when conservation is vital. Instead, the liquid is continuously recirculated. First, a filter removes large solids, like hair and band-aids, before introducing a flocculant to aggregate smaller colloidal particles, such as saliva, soap residue, cosmetics and skin cells. The commercial water purification system will then employ a sand filter to remove the aggregated solids. The insoluble deposits are retained and then flushed to waste and disposed of by backwashing the sand filter at intervals. The recirculation process ensures the minimum of water loss.

Pools and aquatic features can vary considerably, which will influence the design of the required treatment installation. Some so-called water treatment specialists may offer a one-size-fits-all solution. However, there is no guarantee it will provide optimal performance. Where public safety may depend on the efficiency of commercial water purification systems, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Perhaps you have decided that a water feature would be a valuable addition to your corporate head office building. Maybe it already boasts an artificial lake that is proving impossible to keep clean. In each case, you should consult an established expert. Watericon offers world-class, bespoke filtration solutions to meet all requirements. Give the Watericon team a call to arrange a consultation and water analysis or gather more details about their innovative commercial water purification systems.