Disinfection – Oxidation – Circulation

When Elise and I present our 2-Day CPO classes away from our home base in Anaheim (as we did this past Thursday and Friday, September 23-24  in Riverside), we usually travel the day before and arrive mid-afternoon.  This gives us time to set up the classroom, check everything out and be fully ready for the next morning — the first day of class.  We typically stay two nights, […]

Disinfection - Oxidation - Circulation

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Killed Her

Did you ever hear of a bacteria, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa? (soo-da-no-mas  aw-ridge-i-nos-a). Wow–those Greek words are tough to pronounce, aren’t they!! Well, it is an “opportunistic pathogen,”  meaning, it actively seeks entry into the body.  When it does enter the bloodstream (maybe through an open wound) , it is very difficult to diagnose and kill with antibiotics–thus, the reason why it can be so dangerous! This […]

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Killed Her

Chlorine Equivalents

We continue to have a fun time in Anaheim!  The class was full this past Thursday and Friday, May 20-21.  The munchies were great and the students were enthusiastic!  Two students ACED the test — can you spot them?   The student dynamics and diversity are always interesting. We had a 25+ year pool industry veteran, an Imperial County Health official, property managers, facility supervisors, […]

Chlorine Equivalents

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