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

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

Chloramines – Not a good thing

Chloramines – what are they? We returned to PoolCorp’s Anaheim facility, October 7-8, 2010 to teach a very large class of eager students.  In this CPO class (as well as in all our classes)  we talked about chloramines; what they are, how to prevent them, how to try to rid them from the pool, and what to do if they persist. Chloramines are result of […]

Chloramines – Not a good thing

Disinfection – Oxidation – Circulation

When Elise and I present our 2-Day CPO classes away from our home base in Anaheim (as we did this past Thursday and Friday, September 23-24  in Riverside), we usually travel the day before and arrive mid-afternoon.  This gives us time to set up the classroom, check everything out and be fully ready for the next morning — the first day of class.  We typically stay two nights, […]

Disinfection - Oxidation - Circulation

Pool Water Chemistry – Disinfection and Balance

We had another full house in San Diego at our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, September 9-10.   It was an interesting group of  property managers, facility maintenance personnel, pool guys, and a few newcomers to the industry. Pool water chemistry — understanding it is most important for the Certified Pool/Spa Pool operator.   It can  can be thought of in two distinct and […]

Pool Water Chemistry - Disinfection and Balance