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

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

CPO® in Indio

Our first CPO® certification class in Indio was held on May 16-17 at PoolCorp’s Superior Pool Products on 83-925 Fir Ave. The classroom venue in Indio was outstanding, and the hospitality of all the Indio SPP staff made us feel very welcome! A tremendous thank you goes to Dave Barfuss, Branch Manager, and to Betty Gonzalez, Regional Event Coordinator, for making our Indio premier a […]

CPO® in Indio

Pool Water Balance

What is balanced pool water? Balanced water is when calcium carbonate does not precipitate out of the water and stick to the plaster, plumbing, heater and everything else in its path; which is called, “scaling.”  And at the same time, balanced pool water does not corrode and dissolve the plaster, mortar, or metal with which it comes in contact – this is called, “corrosive.”  Balanced pool […]

Pool Water Balance

El Monte Aquatic Center

We held our first CPO® Certification Class at the El Monte Aquatic Center in El Monte, California this past Thursday and Friday, April 19-20. You can check out a short YouTube video about this wonderful facility here. Everything is BIG there: big 40 hp main circulation pump, big 12″ plumbing, big 2,000,000 BTU heater and BIG Pool – 640,000 gallons!  It was quite a treat for us and […]

El Monte Aquatic Center