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

How much Pressure is at the Bottom of the Pool?

Part of the CPO class curriculum is Chapter 3 of the CPO Handbook, entitled “Essential Calculations.”  On page 25 of Chapter 3, is a chart of “Useful Conversions and Constants” (right). We go over each and every item in the chart and really drill down on some items in particular, such as BTU, PPM, PSI, as well as “Water Column” (the item circled). Did you ever wonder just […]

How much Pressure is at the Bottom of the Pool?

Flow Rate and Water Turnover

We were back in San Diego again presenting our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, February 3-4.   Sitting in the class were two San Diego PoolCorp employees:  Matt Myer and Morgan Burdick.  It was great to have you guys there!   Thanks for the great class participation and feedback and congratulations on acquiring your new CPO credentials!! One of the subjects we go […]

Flow Rate and Water Turnover

UV and Swimming Pools

Let the counting and tallying begin!  Our host, SCP San Diego, was closed for inventory this past Thursday and Friday, October 21-22.  But the doors were open for education — they were certainly gracious and hospitable to us, as always! The San Diego class was FULL — literally out the door!  It was a great group – resort general managers, seasoned pool guys, retail pool store […]

UV and Swimming Pools

Chlorine Stabilizer Slows Down Chlorine

We opened up our 2010 SCP San Diego CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, March 4-5.  A new boss was in town, too – David Ogren — a.k.a. “David-O”.  Congratulations on the new job and promotion, Dave!  And thank you for the red carpet welcome! We arrived at SCP the day before class to set up the classroom in advance and everything went very […]

Chlorine Stabilizer Slows Down Chlorine

CPO On the Road Again

….this time to the Coachella Valley, the Desert, and San Diego!   As part of our working non-service week, we planned a two day CPO “Road Trip” to seek out new teaching locations in Riverside County (specifically, in the desert area somewhere). So we took off early yesterday and headed through Riverside County to the Coachella Valley, stopping first at the SCP office in Riverside and […]

CPO On the Road Again