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sissy


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27/04/2008 13:23

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does anyone know anything about treated sea water swimming pools in northern cyprus?



TRNCVaughan


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27/04/2008 18:29

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There are only beachside "total loss" seawater pools in TRNC. There are, as yet, no "closed loop" seawater pools.



We are currently researching this and will be carrying out an experiment over the next few weeks. There are some technical and logistical problems to overcome, not to mention acceptance by the TRNC health authority, but we expect to be able to offer these pools to our customers in the very near future.



We are working out costs and will have to import special equipment to cope with the very high salinity of the sea water surrounding Cyprus, but we estimate the conversion charge to be in the region of 1,750 sterling. We will also be providing deliveries of seawater and although this will not be much cheaper than freshwater (It's the delivery you pay for, not the water), they will be readily available and not seen as a frivolous waste of a precious and dwindling resource.



This may very well be the TRNC swimming pool owners answer to the ongoing drought in Cyprus.



Watch this space.



Vaughan Williams

Octopus Pools



orangekazzie



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27/04/2008 21:11

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Hiya Vaughan

Welcome to the forum.

Wow even more South Westerners joining. Before long I won't be part of a minority

Karen



newlad



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27/04/2008 22:00

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I believe every word you say Vaughan.Any relation to the great composer.Was it your name sake that composed "the water music" or was that handel,

Regards,

Paul.



TRNCVaughan


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28/04/2008 09:57

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Hiya Karen,



How do you know I am from SW? Where are you from?



rgds



Vaughan



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Hi Paul,



No relation. Not even Welsh.

People interested in sea water pools might want to post here making sure we can contact them direct. This will help us to ascertain the demand and assist us in our feasability study. If not enough people are interested we won't be able to provide the service.



Vaughan



orangekazzie



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28/04/2008 10:37

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Hi Vaughan

Bristol (Orange - remember!)

Karen



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Hi Karen,



Of course. Now I remember. When did you move here? Did Orange let you "work from home"?



sissy


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28/04/2008 14:32

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thanks for the info on sea water pools, it makes sense to save precious drinking water hopefully the health department will agree. Probably be a few month before our pool is ready in tatlisu, we will be interested. Lets know how you get on. Could you give me more info on how the system works.?



TRNCVaughan


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28/04/2008 14:53

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We are experimenting with a bespoke salt water chlorinator that can cope with the very high salinity of sea water, especially that found around Cyprus which is as salty if not saltier than that found anywhere around the world. Most chlorinators can only cope with salinities of around 3,000 to 6,000ppm, whereas the sea hereabouts is anything up to 36,000ppm. There are also issues to do with "stainless" steel pool ladders and pumps which will have to be addressed. There is also the matter of whether a pool leaks badly or not as we are not prepared to fill a pool with seawater only to see it end up in the water table below the pool. We are trying to conserve fresh water here, not contaminate it.

Finally we will need to purchase a suitable tanker to transport the seawater, as well as arrange access the sea.



All of the above will only happen if we can generate enough interest to make the whole thing viable.



TRNCVaughan


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29/04/2008 15:38

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Bye the way, we are hoping to be able to make a case with the TRNC authorities to have seawater pools exempted from the mooted "pool tax" as an incentive.

Carrot, not stick.



TRNCVaughan


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01/05/2008 20:32

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Hi Sissy,



Could you please drop me an e-mail on vaughan@sunnycyprus.net ref the above.



regards



Vaughan



sissy


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13/05/2008 16:17

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WHY is a business not started to manufacture fresh water from seawater, for the use in swimming pools, using reverse osmosis.

It would be more expensive to purchase, but if owners were made to purchase through these chanels there would be no need for an extra tax.This method is very successful on off shore oil platforms. My hubby had dealings with the method when he worked off shore. Was used for drinking.



Hilltop



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14/05/2008 05:50

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There are already desalination plants in the TRNC, and more in the planning stage. They are very expensive to build and operate and are not very green (air pollution from the large power demand and sea pollution from the waste salt).

However, if the mooted pipeline from Turkey does not happen then they might be the only answer in the long run (at least 2 year lead time).

I know of 2 developers who have/are building them to supply water for their developments.



Larry



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