FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Only company to have solar heating products certified by NSF for use in recreational water applications
Aquatherm’s passive solar radiant collectors. Click image to enlarge.
The Aquatherm passive solar radiant collectors installed on the roof (left) heat the pool (right). Click image to enlarge.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International has certified its first solar heating product for use in recreational water applications to the requirements of the NSF American National Standard (NSF/ANSI Standard 50). Aquatherm’s passive solar radiant collectors meet NSF’s health, safety and performance requirements for heating swimming pools and other recreational water activities. Certification to NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities is required by most U.S. States.
NSF/ANSI Standard 50 covers products used in public or commercial swimming pools, spas and other facilities such as water parks. The standard contains requirements for different product types.
NSF Certification of the Aquatherm solar heating product includes criteria for: material safety, corrosion resistance, design and construction, dimensional testing, hydrostatic pressure testing at 1.5 times the working pressure, design burst pressure testing at 2.0 times the working pressure, pressure loss testing, 20,000 cycle high/low pressure testing, high temperature burst pressure safety testing, marking and labeling requirements.
NSF Certification verifies that the product:
NSF International also performs annual, unannounced inspections of the manufacturing facilities in which the product is made to make sure quality systems and processes are in place to verify the products manufactured continue to comply with the certification requirements.
“The certification of Aquatherm solar heating products helps assure homeowners and operators of recreational water facilities that these passive solar radiant heaters are free of unacceptable levels of contaminants and will continue to perform effectively under the intended use conditions,” said Dave Purkiss, General Manager of NSF International’s Water Treatment and Distribution Program.
“We are excited that Aquatherm is the first solar pool heating collector to be certified by NSF International’s Recreational Water Certification Program, adding tremendous credibility to the Aquatherm brand,” said Aquatherm President David Sizelove. “The NSF Certification for health and performance positions our range of products for greater use in private residences and commercial facilities. NSF’s certification of our product quality and performance is a powerful differentiator that promotes further use and acceptance of “green” energy saving products throughout North American and global markets.”
To view Aquatherm’s online listing, visit NSF’s website.
Visit aquathermindustries.com for more information about Aquatherm’s products.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF/ANSI Standard 50 is the American National Standard for products that are used in recreational water facilities, which addresses materials, design and construction and product performance requirements. NSF/ANSI Standard 50 specifies the testing requirements for virtually any product used at a recreational water facility. An online listing of NSF Certified Products is available at www.nsf.org/certified/pools.
Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training programs, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification and management systems registrations through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd.