Manually Adding Chemicals to the Pool

  Chapter 9 of our Pool & Spa Operator™Handbook is all about adding chemicals to the swimming pool; using automated controllers/feeders or adding them manually. Before you even approach a pool with chemicals, you need to know what each and every one  is going to do to the pool water balance.  And you need to know the potential hazards and what to do when an accident occurs; the […]

Manually Adding Chemicals to the Pool

The DOJ Relaxes 2010 ADA Requirements

  By Kendra Kozen, Aquatics International | 5.25.2012 The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a dramatic about-face on disability regulations for public swimming pools and spas. The new rules are outlined in a technical assistance document and FAQ. Among other things, the new rules allow portable lifts and lower the bar for compliance.  —  Read more here. —    ______________________________________________________ We finished up another CPO® […]

The DOJ Relaxes 2010 ADA Requirements

CPO® in Indio

Our first CPO® certification class in Indio was held on May 16-17 at PoolCorp’s Superior Pool Products on 83-925 Fir Ave. The classroom venue in Indio was outstanding, and the hospitality of all the Indio SPP staff made us feel very welcome! A tremendous thank you goes to Dave Barfuss, Branch Manager, and to Betty Gonzalez, Regional Event Coordinator, for making our Indio premier a […]

CPO® in Indio

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

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

We started off the new year of 2012 with our Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification class in Anaheim this past Thursday and Friday, January 12-13.  When we rolled in on Wednesday afternoon to set-up  — we were  immediately greeted by Steve and Brian — our heroes!!  Thanks, guys!!  — it is such a great help to us when you carry our equipment and supplies up the stairs! […]

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Flow Rate and Water Velocity

  We finished out the year of 2011 at PoolCorp’s Superior Pool Products building in Anaheim this past Thursday and Friday (December 8-9).  The CPO students were energetic and ready to learn about swimming  pool operation, and did quite well on the exam.  Thanks again, to PoolCorp and to the staff in Anaheim for all your hospitality and support throughout the year.  And a BIG “thanks” goes […]

Flow Rate and Water Velocity