After successfully providing several Basic Fit clubs with a demo-installation of the MERUS water treatment technology, the Basic Fit managers have seen the benefits for their gym clubs for themselves. In February 2015, 28 clubs had already been outfitted with the MERUS Technology by Pronomar B.V. and in the meantime this amount has increased to 74 (January 2017). Pronomar, who travels to multiple clubs in Belgium and Luxembourg each month to install the MERUS rings, is particularly happy with these accomplishments and the pleasant collaboration with Basic Fit.

Every water consumer suffers from extensive build-up of lime scale in water lines and/or dishwashers, washing machines, boilers, showers etc. In the Netherlands, water hardness is expressed in German degrees of hardness or ºdH. Within each country and even within each region, these amounts of water hardness can differ enormously. Therefore, some readers might recognize these problems with lime scale more than others, but the MERUS technology is able to offer a solution in every case. Lime scale in “hard” tap water is dissolved calcium hydrogen carbonate and when this water is boiled, solubility decreases and the calcium carbonate suppresses or blocks inside the pipes. Think of the hot parts of a pan or the heating element of a tea kettle. The MERUS water treatment technology gives off molecular oscillations to the water, disturbing the lime scale, rust or bacteria in your waterlines, without adding chemical (not-environment friendly) substances to the water. As a result, the process of calcification is prevented and in some cases the existing lime scale dissolves layer-by-layer. The lifespan of (technical) applications will increase and less maintenance will be needed. “Up till now, many water softeners were used to prevent these sorts of problems, causing people to add regeneration- or softening salts each month. This is not just a recurring financial expense, but it also requires an extensive amount of time and effort from the gym club employees.”, says Jaap Baars, Managing Director at Pronomar B.V. “When a MERUS ring is installed, employees do not have to worry about these things during the 5 year warranty period and furthermore, it is an economical and environmentally friendly solution.”, he continues.

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