, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Well, Kiwis, Pulse Energy NZ has a very thoughtful gift for you this year!

As part of Pulse Energy’s contribution to the environment and local communities, the independent electricity and gas retailer is bringing Swim Guide to New Zealand.

Pulse Energy has been working hard to get the beaches, rivers, lakes, and swimming holes from all 16 of New Zealand’s councils ready on Swim Guide. The most current recreational water quality information for over 600 New Zealand swimming spots is now accessible from the Swim Guide smartphone app or website.

Pulse Energy is committed to looking after New Zealand families. Making the most up-to-the minute water quality information easy to access and to understand will help you avoid sickness from swimming in contaminated water.

For a country of water lovers, what could be better?

Photo by Tom Hall

Pulse Energy will be managing the daily status updates for Swim Guide New Zealand beaches, based on current water quality information from monitoring programs run by each of the 16 councils.

New Zealand has robust recreational water quality standards which weigh weekly monitoring results as well as a Suitability for Recreation Grade (SFRG) determined by a sanitary inspection of the catchment and concentrations of bacteria measured over five summers.

Freshwater sites are sampled for Escherichia coli and and coastal sites are sampled for enterococci.

To find out more about New Zealand’s recreational water quality monitoring protocol for fresh and marine water click here.

About Pulse Energy

Pulse Energy is majority New Zealand owned, independent electricity and gas retailer, servicing over 55,000 customers throughout New Zealand. Being independent enables Pulse to purchase the best priced generation on the market and pass the benefits onto our customers. Pulse promises refreshing, straight forward, peace of mind electricity supply to all our customers. Pulse believes in transparency and that includes being honest and open about our pricing and offering product choices tailored to meet all customers’ requirements.


Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe.

Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA.| See Legal.