New UV Pool Filter Keeps Swimmers Happy at Bakar

New UV Pool Filter Keeps Swimmers Happy at Bakar



James Place, Assistant Chief Engineer shows how the water flows through the UV filterThis spring, Fitness & Recreation worked with UCSF Facilities Services and contractors to install a new UV filter for the Bakar Fitness Center indoor pool. The UV filter utilizes a cutting-edge, non-chemical process that uses UV light rays to sanitize the pool. “It was a big project that involved plumbing, electrical, IT cabling, and logistics,” said Greg Whisman, operations manager for Fitness & Recreation.

According to James Place, assistant chief engineer, “Swimmers will notice a reduced smell of chlorine. We won’t need as much because the UV system will keep the pool clean.” Additionally, the system can be remotely monitored through a smartphone app, allowing staff to provide constant oversight.