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

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!

NSPF Educational Opportunities

We start the second day of our CPO class with the homework review.    Did somebody say, “Homework? Ugh!”  Well, yes, it IS school — AND there is HOMEWORK!–sorry….you’ve got to practice those math problems to do well on the exam–it’s a fact! After the homework review, we spend some time online showing the students the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s website. We also introduce our […]

NSPF Educational Opportunities

Lights Out In San Diego

We had a little surprise occur during our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, September 8-9, at PoolCorp’s SCP store! At 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, the lights went out — literally.  The whole power grid went down in all of San Diego County and parts of Mexico and southern Orange County.   When the power went down in our classroom, there was no more projector, […]

Lights Out In San Diego

Total Dynamic Head and the Pump Curve

It’s already July, 2011 — and this year is more than half over.  Time is just FLYING by as we have fun teaching CPO classes! Last Monday was July 4, and we celebrated our country’s Independence Day with family and friends with picnics and fireworks.  As a nation, we have declared ourselves to be independent and sovereign now for 235 years…..but that freedom has not […]

Total Dynamic Head and the Pump Curve

VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act

The new NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook – 2011 Edition – from the National Swimming Pool Foundation has been updated to include a GREAT overview of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (aka “P&SS Act”).  This law was signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007 and compliance was mandatory for all public pools after December 19, 2008. The overview in the […]

VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act