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

Consider the Pool Inspector An Ally!

We just finished up our third CPO Certification class of the new year this past Thursday and Friday, February 9-10, at PoolCorp’s Superior Products building in Anaheim.  And we have started the year strong! As always in our class, we start out with introductions and then go right into the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook – Chapter One:  Types of Pools, Pool Management, Risk Management, […]

Consider the Pool Inspector An Ally!

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

Legionnaires’ Disease at the Playboy Mansion

Let’s discuss the “infamous” Chapter Four of the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. When we study this chapter in our CPO class, we go over all the known pathogens found in swimming pools and their associated illnesses and diseases.  We categorize these pathogens as “enteric” (intestinal) or “nonenteric,” and we discuss how humans contract them.   One of the nonenteric diseases found […]

Legionnaires' Disease at the Playboy Mansion