Creating Magic in Water

– Here’s a great article from the National Swimming Pool Foundation via their public relations firm “BatterUp Productions.” by Laurie Batter     It is rare that our direct actions today can have an impact a century from now.  When we teach a child to swim, we teach their children, and all the future grandchildren to swim, too. Studies show that children of non-swimmers never […]

Creating Magic in Water

HASA Hosts CPO® Certification Class

HASA, Inc. hosted the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) class at their administrative office in Saugus (Southern California) on June 27-28, 2013.  Presenting the 2-day class was Steve Donohoe of Another Perfect Pool, a swimming pool service company located in Mission Viejo, CA.  Attending the class were students from city facilities, senior housing properties, the construction business and new entrepreneurs to the swimming pool industry. […]

HASA Hosts CPO® Certification Class

The Acid Column Myth

– The following article is from Kim Skinner — part of the research team of onBalance.  I received this via email from Kim a few days ago.  Enjoy. __________________________________________________________________________ By Kim Skinner. Although onBalance debunked the Acid Column Myth in the Journal of the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry many years ago, we still regularly get asked in our trade show chemistry classes about its […]

The Acid Column Myth

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Layout

In previous articles about the MAHC, I gave a brief introduction explaining what it is and why we need it.  I then wrote about the huge effort that it takes and the developmental process being used to put it together and complete it.   Let me now describe  a little bit about the layout of the document itself. The currently proposed outline of the MAHC […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Layout

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Process

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is hosted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The enormity of work and effort that has gone into creating this national uniform aquatic health code is staggering. The CDC is the only U.S. federal agency that has commission over public aquatic facilities and since their mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Process

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An Introduction

As pool service professionals for public swimming pools, we have the duty and responsibility to know and understand the operational guidelines and regulatory requirements set forth by the governing authority in which we provide our service.  Usually this governing authority is the local county Environmental Health department. While some counties do a pretty good job establishing and making available these swimming pool operational guidelines and […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An Introduction