Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Layout

In previous articles about the MAHC, I gave a brief introduction explaining what it is and why we need it.  I then wrote about the huge effort that it takes and the developmental process being used to put it together and complete it.   Let me now describe  a little bit about the layout of the document itself. The currently proposed outline of the MAHC […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Layout

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An Introduction

As pool service professionals for public swimming pools, we have the duty and responsibility to know and understand the operational guidelines and regulatory requirements set forth by the governing authority in which we provide our service.  Usually this governing authority is the local county Environmental Health department. While some counties do a pretty good job establishing and making available these swimming pool operational guidelines and […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An Introduction

Step into Swim – NSPF’s campaign to help grow our industry

The National Swimming Pool Foundation launched a 10 year campaign to teach more people to swim and to get more people into swimming pools.  The Foundation believes that swimming will help bring down healthcare inflation costs, improve qualities of life and health, and help with the obesity problem in our country. Getting more people into swimming pools will surely help grow our industry!  So get […]

Step into Swim - NSPF's campaign to help grow our industry

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!

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