Park City, Utah, is an upscale community with two world-class ski resorts known for “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” but Park City’s Basin Recreation Fieldhouse — part of Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District in Summit County — may lay claim to the best cleaning.

The Fieldhouse is a 56,000-square-foot, modern athletic center, with a 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor turf and soccer field ringed by a two-lane running track. There are also cardio machines, weight rooms, four batting cages with pitching machines, dedicated fitness rooms for yoga, a spin room, and a wood-floored studio for Pilates, Zoomba, barre and other workouts.

Paul Caine, building maintenance supervisor for the Fieldhouse — and an eight-year veteran at Basin Recreation — spent the last five years trying to make green-certified cleaners work, but his educated clientele (who read labels and do their own research online and off) were unhappy with the use of products that were fragranced, potentially irritating or hazardous — even those labeled as “green.”

In 2015, his search ended with an introduction to PathoSans, a system providing onsite generation of cleaning and sanitizing solutions by electrolyzing tap water. It produces a powerful Green Seal GS-37-certified cleaner (PathoClean) and a disinfectant (PathoCide) with no fragrance, excellent performance, reduced toxicity and no unwanted residue.

“We rolled this out through education and signage at cleaning stations,” says Caine.

At 40 workout-handy cleaning stations, Caine estimates patrons daily use 5 to 6 gallons of the PathoCide solution in spray bottles with recycled paper towels.

“Our patrons are knowledgeable, and PathoSans resonates with them,” says Caine. “They are reassured by the effective, nonirritating nature of the product, and the resulting clean, nonfragranced atmosphere, with no typical surface residues or films.”

The Fieldhouse cleaning contractor, Silver Services Group, LLC, Park City, uses the cleaning and disinfecting power of PathoClean and PathoCide to maintain Fieldhouse areas after hours.

“The product is amazing and we love it,” says Kiril Trendafilov, owner, Silver Services Group. “It’s perfect for counters, exercise equipment, restrooms, floors, windows, mirrors, everything.”

“We have done extensive testing of the PathoSans solution and surface impacts, and have seen clear reduction of bacterial colonies,” adds Caine.
The system — a single electrolytic generator that fills two 26-gallon storage tanks, each holding solution with a potential 120-day and 30-day shelf-life for the cleaner and sanitizer respectively — is so effective and beneficial that mop buckets formerly black and discolored now look brand-new, the mop sink is “crystal clean,” and drains with P-Traps are “remarkably clean” simply by regular contact with PathoSans solutions.

PathoSans offers multiple benefits, including sustainability, because it eliminates the need for buying, shipping, storing, handling and disposing of most conventional cleaning chemicals and their packaging by producing a sustainable “greener” cleaner, sanitizer and disinfectant — reducing the use and expense of packaged chemicals by 85 to 90 percent.

But money was never an object for the Fieldhouse. 

“We made a commitment to our staff and patrons that we would provide the best, healthiest cleaning,” says Caine.

Perhaps a new tagline should be: Park City’s Basin Recreation Fieldhouse offers “The Greatest Cleaning on Earth.”

Contributed by PathoSans