challenges in the healthcare & hospitaly industry

Public buildings with complex piping systems have the potential to experience contamination by pathogenic waterborne bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas. These bacteria can pose a serious threat to patients, guest and staff. Even with incoming water of good quality, biofilm can build up in the system, which creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Once there, it is very hard and costly to eradicate. We offer you a complete product range to overcome this challenge by effectively removing contamination threats from potable water in public buildings.

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Waterborne infections spread through direct contact, such as during hydrotherapy, ingestion of contaminated water, but also through indirect contact and inhalation of aerosols dispersed from water sources. New prevention strategies and control measures include facility remodeling and reconstruction, especially of piping systems in existing buildings. Disinfection and filtration technology are always essential to achieve significant and permanent reductions in waterborne HAIs.

Legionellosis (or Legionnaires disease) is a worldwide phenomenon. It often occurs after breathing in aerosols from a contaminated water source. 


The mist may come from air conditioning cooling towers, whirlpool spas, showers or faucets, and infect people in homes, workplaces, hospitals, or (semi-)public places such as hotels, restaurants, and swimming pools. Ultrafiltration technology uses all microbiology, and can be applied at the point of use or at the point of entry.

There are two primary types of water treatment scenarios in the healthcare setting:

  • Point-of-use
  • Point-of-entry

treatment solutions

Pentair X-Flow offers innovative solutions for the healthcare and hospitality industries. Whether applied in hospitals and dental clinics or in hotels and public swimming pools, these solutions protect your staff, patients and guests as well as carefully constructed reputations, while lowering costs and improving efficiency. 

We apply ultrafiltration to remove every possible contaminant from groundwater or mains water, and help you make the right choices for long-term and reliable protection.

Point-of-use treatment

Water lines can become infected with a biofilm that creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Once this occurs, it is very hard to eradicate. Point-of-use membrane filtration is often the safest and most cost-efficient solution.

X-Flow products include a range of shower and tap filters, both for outbreak situations and for permanent use in critical areas.
The X-Flow ShowerFilter Deluxe is the perfect solution for legionella outbreaks in hospitality settings.

The X-Flow line of Medical Water Filters, including the ShowerFilter Deluxe and TapFilter, provide convenient and reliable protection against waterborne pathogenic bacteria, such as Legionella and Pseudomonas.


Point-of-entry treatment

As a preventive measure, point-of-entry membrane technology will keep the water of a facility free of biofilm growth during the entire lifetime of the building. This type of membrane filtration will ensure high quality water for all applications within the building, including hemodialysis, decontamination washers, clean sterilizer reuse, analyzer equipment, food service or the boiler room.


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