Available Chlorine Content

On page 50 of our Pool & Spa Operator Handbook in chapter 5, there is an excellent chart that lists all the chlorine compounds and their respective characteristics/properties.  One of the properties listed is “Available Chlorine Content.”  You should remember that all chlorine compounds — namely, liquid chlorine, Trichor, Dichlor and such — are NOT created equal! The term “Available Chlorine Content” (ACC) was established to compare the potential […]

Available Chlorine Content

Salt Water Chlorine Generators

We need chlorine in our swimming pools to disinfect the water and to oxidize the contaminants.  Various chlorine compounds are available to the Pool Operator/Owner: liquid chlorine, quick dissolve granular (Dichlor),  slow dissolving tablets (Trichlor),  just to name a few.  We can also generate the chlorine by installing a Salt Water Chlorine Generator (SWG) system. For these to work, salt (NaCl) must be added to the […]

Salt Water Chlorine Generators

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!

You Need to Know How Much Water is in the Pool !

When you maintain a swimming pool – residential or commercial – you MUST know how much water is in it.   If you know how much water is the the pool, you will understand if your pool equipment is performing correctly AND you will know the correct amount of chemicals to add to the pool water. The local health department requires that all the pool water  must […]

You Need to Know How Much Water is in the Pool !

NSPF Educational Opportunities

We start the second day of our CPO class with the homework review.    Did somebody say, “Homework? Ugh!”  Well, yes, it IS school — AND there is HOMEWORK!–sorry….you’ve got to practice those math problems to do well on the exam–it’s a fact! After the homework review, we spend some time online showing the students the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s website. We also introduce our […]

NSPF Educational Opportunities

World Aquatic Health Conference – 2011

The World Aquatic Health Conference From a Pool Man’s View The 8th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) was held in Seattle, Washington and attracted a record number of registrants this year.  Over 400 industry leaders came together at this unique Conference to participate in over 40 different seminars covering 5 different symposium topics:  Aquatic Health Benefits, Recreational Water Illness Prevention, New Industry Technology, Drowning […]

World Aquatic Health Conference - 2011