Gies Leenders

Gies Leenders
Gies Leenders is Sales Manager of VGE international, manufacturer of Blue Lagoon pool products. He is responsible for the overall sales strategy and customer relations management. Gies focuses on business development and adding value for customers throughout Europe by supporting them face to face on sales, marketing and technical issues.
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Advanced Oxidation Process: Ozone + UV-C = a 'winning team'

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Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP). We've all heard of it, but what is it exactly? How can it be applied to purify water in spas, domestic swimming pools and commercial swimming pools? And, more importantly: why do many call it 'the next big thing' for pool purification? This blog aims to explain the workings and benefits of UV and ozone for the health and pleasure of swimmers.

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Never worry again about overdosing liquids!

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As you might have seen in your revenues the UV-light disinfection market is growing exponential. But whether or not you are using a UV-C disinfection device for your pool, the dosing of an oxidator like chlorine is still a necessary part of your pool system. That's where dosing pumps come in handy. They come in different sizes and prices.

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Chlorine for pool sanitation down the drain in 2020?

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For over 100 years, chlorine has been the most common pool water disinfectant. But will it go down the drain in 2020? The global market for UV disinfection equipment is projected to reach almost $2.8 billion in 2020 from $1.4 billion in 2015. Chlorine-free operations is one of the 5 main pillars driving this exponential growth. The pool and spa market is inevitably subject to change as well, as consumers seem to be demanding a chlorine alternative.

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If UV-C for pools is so great, why not stop using chlorine altogether?

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For the past few years, treatment of pool water with chemicals has been subject to a lot of negative attention. It is proven that chlorine and its byproducts are harmful in different ways. UV light to treat pool water is a good way to reduce chlorine as a pool water sanitizer. Yes; I say reduce — not replace. But if UV-C for pool disinfection is so great, why not stop using chlorine altogether?

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How to select the right (size) UV system for the pool (technical and design elements)

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What are important things to do — or look at — when choosing the right UV system for a pool? What important technical actions should be taken during installation? This blog will answer those questions for you, so you can inform yourself or your customers properly before purchasing a UV system for your pool.

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Most wanted: top 5 UV-C purifiers for wholesalers

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Every new product must be a valuable addition to your assortment and drive growth for your business. This is also the case with pool products and sanitizers. What will be the trends of the upcoming pool season? UV-C purifiers for pools are definitely a trend that cannot be ignored. In order to meet the demands of your future and existing customers, you probably wish you could take a look inside the mind of installers and pool owners, right?

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3 ways how we support you selling UV-C

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At Blue Lagoon, we realize it's not always easy to convince your (potential) customers of new technologies and the latest products. New and improved technologies emerge at a high pace. It can be difficult to stay up-to-date of the latest innovations of UV-C pool purifiers and pool supplies - let alone convince customers why they should buy them.

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6 ways to convince your customer of UV pool sanitizers

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You're a dedicated wholesaler in the pool industry. You and your team left the financial crisis behind and are ready to step things up a notch in the upcoming pool season. You're convinced UV pool sanitizers are a valuable addition to your assortment, because they prevent issues most bathers experience while visiting pools, spas and hot tubs. Like skin and eye irritations, breathing difficulties and the well-known chlorine smell.

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How to clear up cloudy pool water

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A cloudy pool is not a pretty sight. But more importantly, the contents of cloudy water can form a potential threat to the health of the swimmer. That's why pool owners often seek for products to add to the water to eliminate the problem. What they often don't realize, is that these chemicals can affect bathers health and the materials in and around pools, spas and hot tubs...

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3 practical tips to replace your UV-C lamp in time

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To make sure a UV-C purifier keeps protecting bathers against pathogens such as moulds, viruses and bacteria, it is important to replace a UV-C lamp in time. But how long will a UV-C lamp last? And how can you prevent replacing your UV-C lamp too late?

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