AquAid – How does Hydration Aid Education?

AquAid – How does Hydration Aid Education?

With 24 January being International Day of Education, we thought it important to highlight an often overlooked yet crucial solution which aids children’s education.

Dehydration in children can be difficult to spot

Most children show no obvious visible signs of dehydration, as symptoms such as lethargy, irritability and lack of concentration may be considered normal during class, more often in the afternoon however, we now know that these signs may be due, at least in part, to the effects of dehydration.

The brain cannot store water

No matter the age of the school goer, learning requires the brain’s engagement. Because the brain has no way to store water, drinking water continually throughout the day is vital. When the body loses more water than is being replaced, dehydration occurs and brain function can be affected.

However, when the brain is operating with plenty of water, children are able to have greater clarity, creativity, focus and quicker thought processes.

Well-maintained hydration can boost learning

When we are thirsty, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration can decrease by up to 15 percent. Children are better able to concentrate as they are not as distracted by dehydration effects such as thirst, tiredness and irritability.

The role of nurseries, schools and learning centres

Children will achieve more when both their health and learning needs are met. Ensuring free access to water and promoting a regular water intake throughout the school day is a vital role for schools in promoting health and providing a healthy learning environment.

For more than two decades, AquAid has been involved in campaigns spearheading the importance of drinking water. We understand a hydrated child is a much happier child. Consequently, we have always encouraged our school customers to provide readily available drinking water for both the children and the entire school contingent.

Drawing from our wide range of high quality water dispensers, we offer a selection of Mains-Fed water coolers for large schools where the water consumption is high as well as Bottle-Fed water coolers for either smaller educational facilities or where there are no water mains available at a drinking water area.

We provide Touch-Free water coolers. Our water coolers are equipped with anti-bacterial taps for increased hygienic water dispensing and various drainage options to reduce overflow and spillage wherever possible.

Moreover, to help create and instil better hydration habits, we also offer free refillable drinking water bottles and free school posters to help keep water top of mind during the school day.

Bottled Water Coolers. Bottle-Fed Water Coolers. Bottle Water Coolers. What’s the difference?

Bottled Water Coolers. Bottle-Fed Water Coolers. Bottle Water Coolers. What’s the difference?

Other than the differing terminology, essentially there is no difference.

Bottled, bottle-fed, bottle water coolers are ideal where portable water or a mains water supply is unavailable. The water coolers provide an efficient method of dispensing refreshing cool and chilled drinking water for any size business, in any industry, including big, medium or small offices, workspaces, construction sites, hotel and catering, schools, colleges and universities.

What is different are the benefits that come standard with every rental, purchase and installation of an AquAid water dispenser, be that a bottled or mains water cooler or water boiler. Benefits that include:

  • Free on-site survey to assess your water dispenser requirements. 
  • 48-Hours delivery and installation of bottle-fed water dispensers. 
  • With 23 branches across the UK, you have the benefit of an AquAid branch at your convenience.
  • Efficiency – whether you need additional bottled water delivered (usually within 24 hours) or you are benefitting from our automatic water cooler sanitisation every three months.
  • For every bottle of water we deliver, there is an automatic donation to the charities we support. Charities that implement clean water resources for thousands of communities in need across Africa.

Whatever your bottlefed, bottled or bottle water preferred terminology, contact us today and benefit from the AquAid difference.

 

How AquAid’s Expertise Benefits our Customers

How AquAid’s Expertise Benefits our Customers

Here, at AquAid, offering our customers more than just the standard expected benefits is integral to our business.

Examples of our standard benefits are:

  • Offering an extensive range of high-quality water dispenser solutions to meet our customers’ requirements;
  • 48-Hour delivery time on our Bottle-Fed Water Coolers and 3 to 4 days on our Mains-Fed Water Coolers;
  • Water cooler installation and servicing by our WHA accredited engineers;
  • With the support from our customers, on-going donations to charities with a focus on implementing sustainable clean water resources for thousands of communities across Africa;

With over one hundred years of combined experience in the UK water dispenser market, AquAid are able to offer our customers significant value add benefits.

These include:

  • Extensive product and regional knowledge. This ensures that wherever your location across the UK, whether you have a small, medium or large organisation, we will install water dispensers that are a perfect fit for your drinking water needs
  • Every day, we continue to expand on over two decades of expertise, always making sure our customers reap the benefit from this knowledge.

We will be delighted to help you benefit from our experience and expertise: ensuring everyone in your entire organisation remains constantly refreshed and properly hydrated.

Like to find out more? Contact us at AquAid via any of our easy to reach channels:

Website: https://www.aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk/our-details

Telephone: 0800 772 3003

Email: info@aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk

When is a Bottle Fed Water Cooler right for your requirements?

When is a Bottle Fed Water Cooler right for your requirements?

We have already detailed why an AquAid Mains Fed Water Dispenser may be right for your requirements. In this article, we detail how Bottled Water Coolers and Dispensers may be the right fit for your organisation in place of a mainsfed water dispenser.

Bottled Water Coolers are ideal where portable water or a mains water supply is unavailable. Depending on the dispenser, the bottles can hold two, three or five gallons of water. AquAid provide drinking water solutions for organisations, businesses, worksites, medical, health and educational facilities, large, medium and small.

AquAid’s spring and bottled at source water is drawn from three separate locations, each source of water containing varying quantities of minerals.

The installation an AquAid bottlefed water cooler is simple and straightforward, requiring only a single plug socket. Once installed, there will be a constant supply of refreshing chilled or cool water for you, your staff, customers and visitors.

With branches across the United Kingdom, AquAid is able to provide a fast and effective delivery system.

Visit the website to view the range of Bottle-Fed Water Coolers, installed by WHA accredited engineers and backed by our premium first-class service, and contact us today to discuss the best options tailored to your specific needs.

 

Chilled Water? Cool Water? Hot Water? Which water cooler do I need?

Chilled Water? Cool Water? Hot Water? Which water cooler do I need?

Deciding on a water cooler for your organisation’s drinking water requirements may seem a daunting task. Should you opt for a Bottle-Fed or Mains-Fed dispenser? What capacity? Do you need a constant supply of chilled, cool or hot water? Or both chilled and hot?

At AquAid, we are able to alleviate such concerns easily. By utilising our twenty-three years of operational experience and drawing on the expertise from our twenty-three localised branches we are able to provide our customers with the very best solution in which of our range of high quality water dispensers will best meet your drinking water requirements.

A few examples:

Bottled Water Coolers are ideal where portable water or a mains water supply is unavailable. Depending on the dispenser, the bottles can hold two, three or five gallons of water.

Mains Fed Water Coolers provide an unlimited amount of fresh and cooled water coupled with a fixed price. The average bottled water customer could save up to 70% by switching to one of these mains-fed cool water machines.

We have also introduced a range of Touch Free Water Coolers, available in both Bottle-Fed and Mains-Fed watercoolers and boilers. Demand for these non-contact water dispensers has increased significantly, as more organisations create work bubbles thereby ensuring safe, convenient access to a constant supply of refreshing drinking water.

Our water cooler experts will also guide you on the perfect fit, irrespective of the size and location of your organisation. For all your drinking water requirements throughout the year, speak to us at AquAid Water Coolers.

Water Cooler Wonder – Icicles, Snow and Yorkshire Puds

Water Cooler Wonder – Icicles, Snow and Yorkshire Puds

You may ask what the connection is, rightly so. It stems from family advice passed down through the generations – if you wanted your puds to rise and stay light and crispy during roasting in piping hot oil, ice-cold water was needed for the batter mixture. According to my Mum’s Nan, the best Yorkshire puds resulted from snapping off icicles and adding those to the batter.

It would seem that with the current weather we’re experiencing harvesting icicles for baking is a doddle. Now that we have that best baking tip sorted out, next we look at if it’s safe to use icicles or snow for your drinking water.

Generally speaking, it is safe to eat clean ice and snow during the winter in the wild outdoors. The same is not always true in urban areas where pollutants may be present. In the outdoors, pay attention to where you gather icicles. Gathering icicles from an evergreen tree in the countryside is one thing; snapping icicles from a roof edge another. If you hold an icicle up to the light and it looks clear and clean, it’s usually safe. However, there are other toxic reasons not to crunch on a snowball or lick an icicle.

Eating snow and icicles is tempting, especially when working up a sweat outside. However, you’ll want to consider where you find your seemingly delicious snow or ice. For instance, icicles formed on older homes may contain lead or other metals that are unsafe for consumption.

As we continue with self-isolation, working remotely or at a distance in the office or you if you have set up a home office, you may well ask if the chilled water from your AquAid water cooler is suitable for your food batters. It may be, however, although the cold water dispensed from your water cooler may be the perfect temperature, we would suggest that you reserve your water cooler water strictly for drinking. Especially if you are in a shared office. Whereas some of your colleagues (or family) may be delighted with your resourcefulness using chilled water from your water cooler in your baking efforts, others may not be.

Remember, for all your chilled, cool and hot water dispensers, whether Bottle-Fed or Mains-Fed; Hot Water Boilers; Hot and Cold Instant Taps as well as our range of Touch-Free Water Dispensers, speak to us at AquAid.

We remain operational and continue to take all precautions and necessary steps to reduce any risk to both staff and customers. Read our Covid-19 risk assessment.