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

Non-Service Week — The Western Pool & Spa Show, 2012

    We will be taking our first non-service week of 2012. Elise and I will be at the annual Western Pool/Spa Show in Long Beach setting up and presenting our Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class the later part of the week.  It’s always fun, a great opportunity to meet ‘n greet and always an opportunity to learn new things about our industry.  Hope to see […]

Non-Service Week -- The Western Pool & Spa Show, 2012

NSPF Educational Opportunities

We start the second day of our CPO class with the homework review.    Did somebody say, “Homework? Ugh!”  Well, yes, it IS school — AND there is HOMEWORK!–sorry….you’ve got to practice those math problems to do well on the exam–it’s a fact! After the homework review, we spend some time online showing the students the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s website. We also introduce our […]

NSPF Educational Opportunities

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

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