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?

New ADA Standards

We started a new 2011 CPO class year, holding our first class in San Diego on January 6-7….it was a small, but eager group and all did well on the exam. Our second class of the year was held in Anaheim this past Thursday and Friday, January 20-21. Many 10 to 20 year pool tech veterans were in attendance, along with facility managers and operators, […]

New ADA Standards

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

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