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

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

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Killed Her

Did you ever hear of a bacteria, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa? (soo-da-no-mas  aw-ridge-i-nos-a). Wow–those Greek words are tough to pronounce, aren’t they!! Well, it is an “opportunistic pathogen,”  meaning, it actively seeks entry into the body.  When it does enter the bloodstream (maybe through an open wound) , it is very difficult to diagnose and kill with antibiotics–thus, the reason why it can be so dangerous! This […]

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Killed Her

Drowning – A Tragic Statistic

Spring and sunshine are here!  And our class in Anaheim, March 25-26 2010, was “a buzz’n” with guys from all over California:  Palmdale, Palm Springs, Warner Springs, Pomona and all over Orange County.  Many of them came as strangers, but left as buddies, friends, and colleagues in the pool industry.  One student had a background very similar to mine:  he came from the corporate world of computer […]

Drowning - A Tragic Statistic

Why The Dog Died – Monrovia CA, February 2010

Our first presentation on Fundamental Pool Water Chemistry (oops, I meant, “Why the Dog Died”) was given at the Superior Pool Products store in Monrovia, CA, on February 8, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The store manager, Erik Hoeckmann, excitedly volunteered his store for this class, he swept up the class area, set up chairs and brought in refreshments.  The HASA representative doing a “Table Top” […]

Why The Dog Died - Monrovia CA, February 2010

RWI – Recreational Water Illnesses

Our first CPO class this year was held January 21-22, 2010 at the beautiful PoolCorp Anaheim operational support facility (previously, the headquarters for Superior Pool Products LLC). Despite 5 days of rain (3-4 inches) and some area flooding , we still had a great turnout for class and all students arrived safely. In addition to the local travelers, we had students from San Diego, Santa […]

RWI - Recreational Water Illnesses