Know Your Test Kit (AND It’s Limitations)!

The main “tool of the trade” that we use as pool operators is our test kit and testing instruments. In our CPO certification class, we talk about and thoroughly explain, the four different methods of chemical testing that we perform in the field:  colorimetric, titrimetric, turbidimetric, and electronic.   There are many different brands, models, and combinations of test kits and instruments available to us.  And every […]

Know Your Test Kit (AND It's Limitations)!

Total Dynamic Head and the Pump Curve

It’s already July, 2011 — and this year is more than half over.  Time is just FLYING by as we have fun teaching CPO classes! Last Monday was July 4, and we celebrated our country’s Independence Day with family and friends with picnics and fireworks.  As a nation, we have declared ourselves to be independent and sovereign now for 235 years…..but that freedom has not […]

Total Dynamic Head and the Pump Curve

Incompatible Pool Chemicals

We had a full house in our CPO Certification class at SCP/PoolCorp in Riverside this past Thursday and Friday, June 23-24.  We purchased more tables to accommodate everyone and are now better prepared to include more students at this location.  We appreciate SCP allowing us to store the tables there between classes, too. When we talk about pool water problems in our classes, the topic […]

Incompatible Pool Chemicals

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

In our CPO class, when we talk about D.E. filters, we stress that it’s the Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.), NOT the grids, which is the filter media.  We have a D.E. grid as a classroom prop — and we show the students that it is designed only to hold wet D.E.  It’s an unusual concept to grasp at first, but the D.E. IS the filter media […]

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

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

Our Last CPO Class in 2010

We had our FIRST class in 2010 at a new location in Anaheim:  the Superior Pool Products Headquarters (read about it here).  Over the year, this class site developed into our new ‘home’ and was our most attended venue! Our LAST class of 2010 was also held this past Thursday and Friday, December 2-3, at the same Anaheim “home” location!   The class, once again, was […]

Our Last CPO Class in 2010