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): The Process

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is hosted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The enormity of work and effort that has gone into creating this national uniform aquatic health code is staggering. The CDC is the only U.S. federal agency that has commission over public aquatic facilities and since their mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): The Process

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

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