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

Step into Swim – NSPF’s campaign to help grow our industry

The National Swimming Pool Foundation launched a 10 year campaign to teach more people to swim and to get more people into swimming pools.  The Foundation believes that swimming will help bring down healthcare inflation costs, improve qualities of life and health, and help with the obesity problem in our country. Getting more people into swimming pools will surely help grow our industry!  So get […]

Step into Swim - NSPF's campaign to help grow our industry

The DOJ Relaxes 2010 ADA Requirements

  By Kendra Kozen, Aquatics International | 5.25.2012 The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a dramatic about-face on disability regulations for public swimming pools and spas. The new rules are outlined in a technical assistance document and FAQ. Among other things, the new rules allow portable lifts and lower the bar for compliance.  —  Read more here. —    ______________________________________________________ We finished up another CPO® […]

The DOJ Relaxes 2010 ADA Requirements

World Aquatic Health Conference – 2011

The World Aquatic Health Conference From a Pool Man’s View The 8th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) was held in Seattle, Washington and attracted a record number of registrants this year.  Over 400 industry leaders came together at this unique Conference to participate in over 40 different seminars covering 5 different symposium topics:  Aquatic Health Benefits, Recreational Water Illness Prevention, New Industry Technology, Drowning […]

World Aquatic Health Conference - 2011