How much Pressure is at the Bottom of the Pool?

Part of the CPO class curriculum is Chapter 3 of the CPO Handbook, entitled “Essential Calculations.”  On page 25 of Chapter 3, is a chart of “Useful Conversions and Constants” (right). We go over each and every item in the chart and really drill down on some items in particular, such as BTU, PPM, PSI, as well as “Water Column” (the item circled). Did you ever wonder just […]

How much Pressure is at the Bottom of the Pool?

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

Flow Rate and Water Turnover

We were back in San Diego again presenting our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, February 3-4.   Sitting in the class were two San Diego PoolCorp employees:  Matt Myer and Morgan Burdick.  It was great to have you guys there!   Thanks for the great class participation and feedback and congratulations on acquiring your new CPO credentials!! One of the subjects we go […]

Flow Rate and Water Turnover

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

UV and Swimming Pools

Let the counting and tallying begin!  Our host, SCP San Diego, was closed for inventory this past Thursday and Friday, October 21-22.  But the doors were open for education — they were certainly gracious and hospitable to us, as always! The San Diego class was FULL — literally out the door!  It was a great group – resort general managers, seasoned pool guys, retail pool store […]

UV and Swimming Pools