Evoqua Water Technologies, a specialist in water treatment solutions, has announced that its Neptune-Benson division will become the Official Water Quality Sponsor of USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the US, through 2020.
As part of this sponsorship, Evoqua’s Neptune-Benson will provide filtration and disinfection treatment systems for the US Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, and provide support at Phillips 66 National Championships, Toyota US Open and other major USA Swimming events.
Neptune-Benson has offered filtration and disinfection for the commercial aquatics market since 1956. The USA Swimming sponsorship builds on a long partnership dating back to 2008, when Neptune-Benson began providing both filtration and secondary disinfection for all USA Swimming competitions including the US Olympic Trials in Omaha.
“Consistent and reliable access to clean, safe water is critical to ensuring the health and success of competitive swimmers, no matter what level of competition,” said Sean Curley, Vice President and General Manager of Evoqua’s Aquatics Division. “Neptune-Benson has a proven track record of providing safe and sustainable water quality solutions to competitive pools, as it works to transform water and enrich life for all participants. We are honoured to continue providing high quality filtration and disinfection solutions for select USA Swimming events.”
As part of the sponsorship, USA Swimming will use Neptune-Benson’s Defender Regenerative Media Filter and ETS-UV disinfection generators. The Defender filter is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sand filters: it uses up to 90% less water, takes up a quarter of the space and provides pool operators with up to 50% energy savings.
ETS-UV disinfection generators provide a supplemental source of disinfection, reducing chemical usage and chloramines, thereby improving air quality at the air/water interface. ‘This provides competitive swimmers and spectators with a healthier environment and reduces corrosion of surfaces in the natatorium.’
“USA Swimming is committed to excellence at all levels of competition, and the health and development of our athletes — and that all starts with clean water,” said USA Swimming Director of Partnership Marketing Jim Fox. “We know Evoqua and Neptune-Benson share that commitment, which makes them the right partner for us.”