Arjan van der Spank

Arjan van der Spank
Arjan van der Spank is General Manager of VGE International, manufacturer of Blue Lagoon pool products, and is responsible for the daily management of the company. He has a strong focus on product development and account management. Arjan visits relations around the globe and keeps them up-to-date about all the latest developments in UV-C sanitizers.​​
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Recent posts by Arjan van der Spank

New: Medium Pressure Lamp UV Systems

Red eyes, headache, irritated skin, chlorine like smell; they’re all common known irritations of swimming pools. We’re introducing our newest additions to our product portfolio; our medium pressure UV lamp based systems. The medium pressure UV lamps emits a wide spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light which not only gives very good disinfection results but is also excellent for photolysis applications like the reduction of chloramine in pool applications.

 

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4 smart ways to disinfect swimming pool water

For the health of swimmers, finding a good pool water disinfectant is crucial. The water in swimming pools often stays in the pool for long periods of time. The water can get infected with harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and algae by everything that enters the water. Heating up the water accelerates the forming of micro-organisms process even more. What solutions are available in the market today to keep the water safe and clean?

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Chlorine misconception and the solution to common pool (and health) problems

Although chlorine is a good disinfectant, it has one major drawback. As a by-product of the disinfection process, chlorine combines with bathers’ body fluids and other organic debris in the pool water to form chloramines. Chloramines are the substances that cause unpleasant eye, skin and nose irritation, breathing difficulties and the “chlorine” smell in swimming pools and spas. Chloramines cause also damage to bathing clothes ánd the fabric of the pool such as tiles, grouts, handrails and other fittings.

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What determines the effectiveness of a UV system to treat pool water?

If you are looking to sell or buy UV system(s) to treat pool water, often different — rather technical — questions arise about its workings. It would not only come in handy for yourself to know the answers to those questions, but it would also prove you to be a trustworthy adviser for pool sanitizers! One of those often heard questions is: which factors determine the effectiveness of a UV pool water treatment system? In this blog, I will answer this question.

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What are factors that influence the choice of a UV system to disinfect pool water?

An appropriate UV system properly installed in the water treatment plant of a swimming pool is undoubtedly a guarantee of improved water quality and increased bather satisfaction. However, it must be emphasized that no number or type of UV system can remedy the problems caused by inadequate pool water treatment plant design.

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Meet Blue Lagoon at Piscine Global 2016 in Lyon

From 15 - 18 November 2016 thé exhibition in the field of pools, spas and wellness takes place in Lyon (France): Piscine Global 2016 in Lyon. To give you an exclusive headstart, Blue Lagoon presents her newest developments and innovations in the field of pool water disinfectors with UltraViolet light (UV-C). Visit us at stand 4A114.

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UV lamps for pools - then, now and in the future!

Put the global use of UV lamps in pools and spas on a chart. What you will see is a line going straight up for the past 12 years! Especially whilst knowing it is a relatively young pool disinfectant, it is impressive to see the rapidly increasing application of ultraviolet purifiers in pools.

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Did you know... Blue Lagoon accelerates your delivery time?

As a wholesaler in the pool industry, your challenge is to deliver products in time, all the time. This wouldn't be that much of a challenge, if you would be the only player in the supply chain. However, you are dependent on timely shipment from the manufacturer or supplier. Your challenge is to minimize the time between receipt of a customer order and receipt of the goods from the manufacturer or supplier. You and/or your purchasing manager play a big role in running a smooth process by controlling the stock as efficient as possible.

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Keeping an eye on the global rise of UV-C pool sanitizers

Worldwide, the use of ultraviolet light is on the rise. To solve a broad scope of environmental challenges and health issues, ultraviolet light already plays a significant and unique role in many applications.

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Ultraviolet light: the solution to tomorrow's problems?

From January 31 to February 3, 2016, our colleagues were lucky enough to set foot in Canada. Why? To attend the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) conference in Vancouver. Their main goal was to stay ahead of upcoming trends that are important for the pool industry. But the IUVA conference offered so much more! We are excited to confirm that the scope of ultraviolet light as a solution to many social issues is still growing.

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