Manually Adding Chemicals to the Pool

  Chapter 9 of our Pool & Spa Operator™Handbook is all about adding chemicals to the swimming pool; using automated controllers/feeders or adding them manually. Before you even approach a pool with chemicals, you need to know what each and every one  is going to do to the pool water balance.  And you need to know the potential hazards and what to do when an accident occurs; the […]

Manually Adding Chemicals to the Pool

National Water Safety Month – 2012

The month of May is National Water Safety Month: “an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals with support from the National Recreation & Parks Association, the American Red Cross, and the World Waterpark Association.” Chapter 14 of our Pool & Spa Operator Handbook is entitled, “Facility Safety.”  Many safety topics are covered:  Training, Access, Entrapment, The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa […]

National Water Safety Month - 2012

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

We started off the new year of 2012 with our Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification class in Anaheim this past Thursday and Friday, January 12-13.  When we rolled in on Wednesday afternoon to set-up  — we were  immediately greeted by Steve and Brian — our heroes!!  Thanks, guys!!  — it is such a great help to us when you carry our equipment and supplies up the stairs! […]

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Incompatible Pool Chemicals

We had a full house in our CPO Certification class at SCP/PoolCorp in Riverside this past Thursday and Friday, June 23-24.  We purchased more tables to accommodate everyone and are now better prepared to include more students at this location.  We appreciate SCP allowing us to store the tables there between classes, too. When we talk about pool water problems in our classes, the topic […]

Incompatible Pool Chemicals

VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act

The new NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook – 2011 Edition – from the National Swimming Pool Foundation has been updated to include a GREAT overview of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (aka “P&SS Act”).  This law was signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007 and compliance was mandatory for all public pools after December 19, 2008. The overview in the […]

VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act

Water Safety Month

Did you know that May is Water Safety Month?   One full chapter in our CPO Handbook (Chapter 14) is dedicated to Water Safety.   As an introduction to the class, I cite the statistics of drownings in Orange County: “Between the years of 2005-2007, on average, over 8 children each year drown in Orange County, California, alone.  Folks–that’s a pre-school class!” (OC Report) A pre-school class […]

Water Safety Month