Pictured: WAC members (l-r); Julie Shi, Dave Reilly, first selectman Ellen Scalletar, Jade Maoz, Robin Robinson and Shujun Liu.
Beecher Road School’s pool re-opened for school to public use earlier this month with an added feature: a UV filter. The Woodbridge Aquatic Club (WAC) purchased the UV filter for the benefit of the entire community. WAC was fortunate enough to win a drawing to host swim meets at Wesleyan University’s pool three years in a row, they told Scalettar.
“The Beecher Road School Community is very appreciative of WAC’s donation of a new filtration system to our pool,” said Woodbridge Superintendent of Schools Dr. Guy Stella.
The UV filter kills the bacteria and the viruses in the water while significantly limiting the amount of chlorine needed.
The UV filter disinfects the water without creating disinfection-byproducts such as chloramine which cause the “chlorine smell” common around pools, cause mildew and mold on walls around pools and may exacerbate health problems such as asthma.
“I’d like to thank all of you for investing in Beecher Road School’s pool with this UV filter which is creating a healthier environment for the swimmers and the staff and students.”