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

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

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!

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)

Flow Rate and Water Velocity

  We finished out the year of 2011 at PoolCorp’s Superior Pool Products building in Anaheim this past Thursday and Friday (December 8-9).  The CPO students were energetic and ready to learn about swimming  pool operation, and did quite well on the exam.  Thanks again, to PoolCorp and to the staff in Anaheim for all your hospitality and support throughout the year.  And a BIG “thanks” goes […]

Flow Rate and Water Velocity

You Need to Know How Much Water is in the Pool !

When you maintain a swimming pool – residential or commercial – you MUST know how much water is in it.   If you know how much water is the the pool, you will understand if your pool equipment is performing correctly AND you will know the correct amount of chemicals to add to the pool water. The local health department requires that all the pool water  must […]

You Need to Know How Much Water is in the Pool !