Belfast Zoo and Complete Water Treatment are celebrating the benefits of Gaffey’s Hyprolyser® technology, one year after installation. Not only has the Hyprolyser® unit been a great success in keeping the Sea Lion pool clean, contributing to the animals’ health and wellbeing, but the zoo has been able to reinvest significant direct cost savings back into the zoo.
A Belfast City Council attraction, Belfast Zoo opened in 1934. Home to over 100 species on its 55-acre site, it is synonymous with conservation work both in Northern Ireland and around the world. Taking part in over 60 breeding programmes to encourage the survival of many endangered species, the role of Belfast Zoo is vital to their preservation.
As with all modern zoos, animal care and welfare are paramount. A member of BIAZA, EAZA and WAZA, the zoo is required to achieve and maintain the highest standards of animal care, physical, mental nutritionally and behaviourally. Ensuring an enriched life and keeping fastidious records is all part of today’s remit.
In late 2020 FM Environmental won a contract to refurbish the Sea Lion Pool Water Filtration and Treatment Plant. Complete Water Treatment are a family-owned company specialising in install, management, service and aftercare for water treatment and filtration systems in Northern Ireland and were well placed to help on this project.