General Chemical Dosage Formulas

As we were going through the chemical dosage exercises in our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday at Superior Pool Products in Anaheim, the question was asked, “Is there a general formula that we can use to add chemicals to the pool?”   In class we use a worksheet (developed by the Foundation) that simplifies the elementary algebra — and reduces it to simple […]

General Chemical Dosage Formulas

CPO at the Western Pool & Spa Show

We took our CPO class to the Western Pool & Spa Show (WPSS) in Long Beach, and it was great!  (If you look through the slide show, you’ll see some highlights of our trip.)  The weather in Long Beach was just awesome, too!…..and, as you can see, we even stole away to have dinner (and celebrate Steve’s birthday) on the Queen Mary at our favorite restaurant. […]

CPO at the Western Pool & Spa Show

pH Adjustment Dosage Charts

A swimming pool in optimium performing condition–one that is healthy and safe as possible–should be the goal of every Certified Pool Operator.  And keeping the pool water balanced is a key factor in achieving this goal.  Here’s the pool water chemistry parameter guidelines that we use — they are also on page 258 of the CPO handbook.  And here is the chemical adjustment guide — page 260 […]

pH Adjustment Dosage Charts

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

In our CPO class, when we talk about D.E. filters, we stress that it’s the Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.), NOT the grids, which is the filter media.  We have a D.E. grid as a classroom prop — and we show the students that it is designed only to hold wet D.E.  It’s an unusual concept to grasp at first, but the D.E. IS the filter media […]

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

Our Last CPO Class in 2010

We had our FIRST class in 2010 at a new location in Anaheim:  the Superior Pool Products Headquarters (read about it here).  Over the year, this class site developed into our new ‘home’ and was our most attended venue! Our LAST class of 2010 was also held this past Thursday and Friday, December 2-3, at the same Anaheim “home” location!   The class, once again, was […]

Our Last CPO Class in 2010

High Chlorine will Bleach Out DPD Test

We left Las Vegas on Wednesday and drove down to Riverside into 100 degree temperatures (yikes! a record temp for Riverside in November!) for our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, November 4-5.  The  drive took longer than we thought, so we couldn’t complete the set up until the first class day on Thursday morning.  Elise was running around like a crazy person trying […]

High Chlorine will Bleach Out DPD Test