CDPH Title 22-Chapter 20:Public Pools

The following is a letter Elise and I drafted and sent to California’s Environmental Health Services as a public response to Title 22- Chapter 20:Public Pools.  This code is being re-written and we encourage California to include a minimum training requirement for Public Pool Operators.  This minimum training requirement, we argue, should follow CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).  Here’s the body of the letter: (Click […]

CDPH Title 22-Chapter 20:Public Pools

CPO at the Western Pool & Spa Show

We took our CPO class to the Western Pool & Spa Show (WPSS) in Long Beach, and it was great!  (If you look through the slide show, you’ll see some highlights of our trip.)  The weather in Long Beach was just awesome, too!…..and, as you can see, we even stole away to have dinner (and celebrate Steve’s birthday) on the Queen Mary at our favorite restaurant. […]

CPO at the Western Pool & Spa Show

Viva Las Vegas! CPO class at the IPSPE

Last minute CRAZY ideas sometimes DO work out!—right?…..at least, we found that to be true this past week. On Tuesday night, October 26, we decided to suddenly change course and go to the International-Pool-Spa-Patio-Expo in Las Vegas, so that we could audit a 2.5 day CPO class that started on Sunday, October 31!  This was no small decision and definitely no small feat in itself! […]

Viva Las Vegas!  CPO class at the IPSPE

WPSS Long Beach Feb 25-27, 2010

Still Raining….This time in Long Beach! Elise, Steve and Bryan attended all 3 days of the Western Pool and Spa Show at the Long Beach Convention Center.   It was a great show and well worth the investment!  We learned about new technology / software, new types of equipment on the market, and established relationships with various industry partners and resources. We also saw many […]

WPSS Long Beach Feb 25-27, 2010

Why The Dog Died – Monrovia CA, February 2010

Our first presentation on Fundamental Pool Water Chemistry (oops, I meant, “Why the Dog Died”) was given at the Superior Pool Products store in Monrovia, CA, on February 8, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The store manager, Erik Hoeckmann, excitedly volunteered his store for this class, he swept up the class area, set up chairs and brought in refreshments.  The HASA representative doing a “Table Top” […]

Why The Dog Died - Monrovia CA, February 2010

CPO On the Road Again

….this time to the Coachella Valley, the Desert, and San Diego!   As part of our working non-service week, we planned a two day CPO “Road Trip” to seek out new teaching locations in Riverside County (specifically, in the desert area somewhere). So we took off early yesterday and headed through Riverside County to the Coachella Valley, stopping first at the SCP office in Riverside and […]

CPO On the Road Again