December 2020

Fit to Fly COVID-19 Tests: Everything you need to know

As the NHS are not giving out coronavirus tests for individuals without symptoms, flyers are now looking towards private testing facilities. A majority of airlines and destinations require a fit to fly certificate, along with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. In this article we will explain what you need to know before you travel and where to order a private fit to fly COVID-19 test from. What is a fit to fly certificate? The fit to fly certificate is...

March 2020


Coronavirus – What Are We Doing To Minimise Risk?

Updated 29th April 2020 In response to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in the UK, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that Hydro-X Store has already taken a number of precautionary actions to ensure that we can continue offering the best service for you and your business while ensuring the safety of your staff and our team as far as reasonable practicable. We are following all guidance and advice issued by HM Government and Public Health England. Business...

Can Water Softener Salt be used in Swimming Pools?

There's no doubt that Water Softener Salt can be used in many different structures and for many different appliances, but can Water Softener Salt be used in Swimming Pools? With 14 million people swimming in the UK last year and swimming pools being used regularly around the country, this is an important question. The emphatic answer is yes, it can. One of the primary reasons for this is that the purity between WS Salt and Pool Salt is...

January 2020

X-Pot Compact vs Hydro-Fil Mini

Before the X-Pot Compact and the Hydro-Fil Mini are discussed, you may be curious as to why you need Side Stream filtration at all for your premises. To put it simply, if you have a closed-loop heating or cooling system - you need it. Debris, corrosion, water quality and energy efficiency are three prime factors that will be continuously negatively affected without filtration. And in the long-term, this will also affect the business financially (through energy wastage and overconsumption of...

April 2019

Bacteria In Metalworking Fluids (HX Store)

Bacteria levels in metalworking cutting fluids require monitoring and control (as stated by the HSE). Measuring of the bacteria levels should be completed along with checks on fluid quality, for example, pH levels and fluid concentration. It’s important that your risk assessment covers how bacterial contamination is being monitored. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that dipslide tests are taken at set intervals, typically weekly. Using dipslides is an easy and effective way to monitor bacterial growth in...

October 2018

How To Clean Shower Heads?

How To Clean Shower Heads Effectively and Easily The Importance Of Understanding How To Clean Shower Heads (including Chrome!) When talking about water hygiene and clean water, the number one risk to human health and life is Legionella bacteria, that can lead to Legionnaires Disease. If contracted, Legionnaires Disease can cause serious health issues. Even if you are otherwise fit and well, you have about a 1 in 10 chance of dying. Survivors often experience long term debilitating conditions such as...

February 2018

Showerhead Plus Descale and Disinfection!

Shower Head Descale and Disinfection Did you know? Showers have been the sources of many outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease. Shower Head Plus has proven effectiveness in Legionella bacteria control. The HSE's guidance states that shower heads and hoses should be dismantled, cleaned, and descaled at least quarterly We now offer our Showerhead Plus cleaning treatment in 10L and 5L containers for convenience, and now as a Gel to enable easier and more effective cleaning of wall-mounted units.