CPO® in Indio

CPO in Indio

Our sign-in table in Indio -- and Matt Kauber, IPSSA President - Palm Desert Chapter

Our first CPO® certification class in Indio was held on May 16-17 at PoolCorp’s Superior Pool Products on 83-925 Fir Ave. The classroom venue in Indio was outstanding, and the hospitality of all the Indio SPP staff made us feel very welcome! A tremendous thank you goes to Dave Barfuss, Branch Manager, and to Betty Gonzalez, Regional Event Coordinator, for making our Indio premier a great success! Both of them worked tirelessly to promote the class to their customers at the counter, at area meetings and at local events. They are so supportive of industry training/education that they even post a weekly pool tech question on their board for guys to ponder while they’re waiting in line for product! Way to go, guys!

The class was made up of students from various fields in the Aquatics industry, such as: facilities managers, hot tub/spa manufacturers, hotel pool operators, pool techs, and IPSSA members.  Carl Judd – from the IPSSA, Palm Springs Chapter – was a student there. He is a 20+ veteran pool tech who offered great feedback and contributed his expertise to the whole class.
In addition, he took some interest in a couple of guys that were struggling a bit and spent the time to tutor them during the homework review. Thanks Carl!

We were very excited when Matt Kauber, IPSSA President of the Palm Desert chapter, stopped by to offer his support for CPO® and to say “Hi” and “Welcome!” (pictured). From an IPSSA perspective, every student that goes through our CPO® certification class falls into one of three categories; they are either: 1) an IPSSA member; 2) a potential IPSSA member; or 3) a current or potential IPSSA member customer. And for that reason, we display all the IPSSA material that you see in the photograph at each and every one of our CPO® classes. We also show the IPSSA “Water Watcher” video clip when we talk about water safety. Thank you Matt, your appearance at our Indio class was a great show of support for IPSSA education!

A few industry updates:

  • The 2010 ADA revision.

Department of Justice (DOJ), on May 17,  announced a substantial postponement of the ADA compliance date for existing pools and spas with ADA requirements for accessible entries.  The new compliance date – January 31, 2013 – is more than an additional nine months beyond the original date of March 15, 2012.  Read more here.

  • California’s AB 1726 – Training for Pool Operators
Past the first hurdle — approved by Health Committee.
Currently in the Appropriations Committee. Get the latest status here.
  • The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
Five of the 12 Modules have yet to be released for public comment:
  1. Lifeguarding/ Bather Supervision — In CDC Clearance
  2. Contamination Burden — In final review by Steering Committee
  3. Facility Design & Construction — In final review by Steering Committee
  4. Recirculation Systems & Filtration — In final review by Steering Committee
  5. Monitoring & Testing — Two partial reviews by Steering Committee completed. Pending Technical Committee completion prior to Steering Committee final approval.

Read the latest status of the MAHC modules here.

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