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Why Testing Both Free and Total Chlorine is a MUST for Every Commercial Pool

Managing Commercial Pool Chlorine Operating a commercial or public pool safely requires a bit of in-depth knowledge about pool chemistry. One of the common misconceptions about pool chemistry management is about chlorine. Most people are unaware that there is more than one type of chlorine present in pool water. In this article, we break down the differences and walk through the testing for you.

Lamotte Spin Touch

We know how important accurate water testing is when taking care of the pools we operate. It keeps our water clear, our bathers safe, and keeps the health inspectors off of our behind! That is, of course, if we are keeping accurate logs. You may be using old-fashioned paper logs to log your findings. You may still be testing using reagents. But there is a better way.

A Guide to Pool Algae

I am not only a Certified Pool and Spa Operator, but a Certified Algae Prevention and Eradication Specialist. I went to www.cpoclass.com to get my certification and will be referencing the accommodating textbook, “How to Get Rid of and Prevent Swimming Pool Algae”. Both of these are by Rudy Stankowitz.

Pool Log Sheets

We all dislike having to log our swimming pool water test results for various reasons. It is time-consuming. Unfortunately, it is required by law. I am quite surprised to hear how many facilities are still using the old-fashioned technology of paper pool log sheets. These are old hat. They are inefficient, time-consuming and cumbersome. There are other ways.

Public Pool Maintenance Checklist

We have a ton of stuff to do to maintain the properties we operate. One of these is our bodies of water. These could include swimming pools, hot tubs, splash pads, or even water slides.  Whether the water maintenance is your only responsibility or one of many, we want to make sure it is clear, clean, and most importantly, safe. This is not only to keep clients and our bosses happy, but to avoid...

Pool Chemical Log Sheet Excel

Keeping swimming pool logs is an essential part of managing public or commercial pools.  There are many ways that you can maintain swimming pool logs, including printable pool log sheets, buying pool maintenance log books, and printing out your own pool log sheets.

The Ultimate Guide to Swimming Pool Logs

Why Do We Keep Swimming Pool Logs? Nearly every commercial swimming pool is required by law to have accurate records of the swimming pool tests performed. These are called “Pool Logs” or sometimes “Swimming Pool Logs”. The frequency of these tests is determined by your local health agency. Some require hourly testing, while others require daily testing. Check with your local health inspection...

How to Lower pH in Pools, Water Parks and Water Features

All aquatic venues are different.  Just like no two pools are the same. They all have one thing in common:  They need to be safe. This includes the quality of the water. Testing and balancing your water is crucial to maintaining clean, clear, and, most importantly, safe for the bathers. 

Public Pool Staffing

It has definitely been a crazy couple of years with Covid-19.  Not to mention the fires that happened in chemical factories.  With boats having to be quarantined and docked for 14 days prior to unloading, it’s no wonder we are having supply issues.  These issues include but are not limited to, chlorine and other sanitizers, automation systems, pumps and other equipment, valves or other...

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...

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