HASA Hosts CPO® Certification Class

HASA, Inc. hosted the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) class at their administrative office in Saugus (Southern California) on June 27-28, 2013.  Presenting the 2-day class was Steve Donohoe of Another Perfect Pool, a swimming pool service company located in Mission Viejo, CA.  Attending the class were students from city facilities, senior housing properties, the construction business and new entrepreneurs to the swimming pool industry. […]

HASA Hosts CPO® Certification Class

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

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

Pool Water Balance

What is balanced pool water? Balanced water is when calcium carbonate does not precipitate out of the water and stick to the plaster, plumbing, heater and everything else in its path; which is called, “scaling.”  And at the same time, balanced pool water does not corrode and dissolve the plaster, mortar, or metal with which it comes in contact – this is called, “corrosive.”  Balanced pool […]

Pool Water Balance

El Monte Aquatic Center

We held our first CPO® Certification Class at the El Monte Aquatic Center in El Monte, California this past Thursday and Friday, April 19-20. You can check out a short YouTube video about this wonderful facility here. Everything is BIG there: big 40 hp main circulation pump, big 12″ plumbing, big 2,000,000 BTU heater and BIG Pool – 640,000 gallons!  It was quite a treat for us and […]

El Monte Aquatic Center