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Streamline Commercial Pool Staff Communication

Communication between pool staff can be challenging for many aquatics teams, especially if the pools are in different locations. Often, staff testing the water chemical levels are not the same people tasked with adding chemicals to the pool. If the pool needs chemical adjustment it can take time to track someone down. Voicemails left for the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) may not be heard right...

Easily Support Multilingual Staff at your Pools

The main goal of the Pool Shark H2O system is to make pool maintenance easier, faster and safer for everyone. Depending on where your facility is located it is very likely some of your staff have different native languages. In order to make pool maintenance easier for everyone, and avoid confusion in translations, we have translated the Pool Shark H2O system to support the English, Spanish and...

Are Your Pool Drain Covers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

Drain covers on commercial pools all have expiration dates in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker act.  

Speed Up Public and Commercial Pool Health Department Inspections

Health Department inspections are required for almost all public and commercial pools. No one likes being inspected and most inspectors appreciate anything you can do to make it easier and faster for them to be in and out of your property as quickly as possible.

Guide to Pool Maintenance Log Books

Why Use a Pool Maintenance Log? Pool maintenance logs are used to keep track of pool water chemistry such as the levels of chlorine and pH in the water. These logs are very important and ensure that the pool water is being kept in good condition for guests. Auditing past pool maintenance logs can help show trends for preventing expensive equipment malfunctions and other potential maintenance...

Guide to Public Pool Testing Requirements

Why is Testing Public Pool Water Important? Public swimming pools are a place where many families and communities can come together to enjoy a fun and relaxing day. Behind the scenes, however, maintaining a public swimming pool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Keeping track of pool testing data and maintaining the proper chemical balance is necessary for healthy pool water. When pool water...

2021 Chlorine Shortage Will Probably Affect Commercial Pool Operators

In the coming summer of 2021, there could be a severe, unprecedented shortage of some of the most popular chlorine products on the market. Rumors from pool supply store owners suggest that many stores could be entirely out of dichlor and trichlor chlorine tablets by the end of May. Dichlor and trichlor tablets are chlorine products primarily used by residential pool owners, as they are convenient...

Commercial Pool Chlorine Management

Commercial pool chlorine management can be tricky in any case, and when the pool is indoors, getting it right is even more important. That's because the pool affects the air quality at indoor pool facilities. For many, when the seasons' change or the weather is unfavorable, swimming isn’t considered an ideal activity for exercise or recreation.

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

When health departments and local governments enforce requirements and regulations for pools and other water features, what do they base their codes on? When pool and pool product designers need to ensure their products are safe and will be approved for public use, what safety standards must their products meet? In the past, the answer to these questions may have been complicated and unclear, and...

Borates in Pools

Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, and disodium tetraborate is a common and cheap household product that is known for its use as a cleaning agent. It comes in the form of a chalky, white powder, and is a type of borate that is sometimes used to assist in pool management and maintenance. Using borates in pools brings several benefits, including stabilizing pH levels,...

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