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

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

Available Chlorine Content

On page 50 of our Pool & Spa Operator Handbook in chapter 5, there is an excellent chart that lists all the chlorine compounds and their respective characteristics/properties.  One of the properties listed is “Available Chlorine Content.”  You should remember that all chlorine compounds — namely, liquid chlorine, Trichor, Dichlor and such — are NOT created equal! The term “Available Chlorine Content” (ACC) was established to compare the potential […]

Available Chlorine Content

Salt Water Chlorine Generators

We need chlorine in our swimming pools to disinfect the water and to oxidize the contaminants.  Various chlorine compounds are available to the Pool Operator/Owner: liquid chlorine, quick dissolve granular (Dichlor),  slow dissolving tablets (Trichlor),  just to name a few.  We can also generate the chlorine by installing a Salt Water Chlorine Generator (SWG) system. For these to work, salt (NaCl) must be added to the […]

Salt Water Chlorine Generators

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!