Palintest Photometer Keeps Competition Clean At Beijing’s ‘Water Cube’
Beijing’s new state-of-the-art aquatics centre, the Water Cube (National Swimming Centre), has recently purchased a Palintest Pooltest25 photometer to test the quality of their swimming pool water. Palintest technicians will calibrate the kits and provide technical support throughout the 2008 Games to ensure a smooth competition.
Already in use at the venue, the Pooltest25 has also so far safeguarded several ‘Good Luck Beijing’ pre-Games events. “These kits are just what we need: they provide convenience, accuracy and low maintenance workload.” said Mr. Chen Lei, official in charge of maintenance for the Water Cube’s swimming pool, after a trial of the equipment.
Hosting swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and other events during Beijing 2008, the National Swimming Centre houses 17,000 seats, and will later become an advanced international standard facility integrating swimming, athletics, training and leisure activities.
This Palintest photometer is designed for full-range testing of a swimming pool’s water quality. The Water Cube will use it to measure free residual chlorine, total residual chlorine, pH, alkalinity, hardness, ozone and other water quality parameters. Compared with similar products on the market, the Palintest Pooltest25 boasts unparalleled technical advantages.
Palintest has more than 130 years’ history in chemical analysis, and invented the international standard methodology for residual chlorine testing. Seamlessly integrating Palintest’s advanced chemical analysis technology with ergonomic design, the Pooltest25 features easy-to-use, rapid testing in addition to high stability, compactness and portability. The IP67 ingress protection is especially useful for on-site testing, guarding against splashes, high-humidity environments, and even full submersion – with the unit also designed to float.
In addition to use in the Water Cube, Palintest testing kits will be also used in the National Swimming Training Hall, Hilton Hotel and other major training and entertainment facilities. Similar Palintest products successfully guaranteed smooth operations of the Aquatic Centre during the Sydney 2000 Games.