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Competition Pool Safety - Getting Your Pool Ready for Competition

With the summer Olympics coming up again, you want to make sure your future competitive swimmers are in safe water and with ideal conditions.  We want to create an environment that allows the swimmers the best chance they have to be the best athletes they can be.  What exactly does that look like?

How to Lower Public Pool Operating Costs

Public pools are one part of the commercial pool ecosystem. With everything that is labeled as “commercial” one can assume that comes with “commercial” costs.  And of course, anything “public” means that health and safety are of the utmost importance because a lot of people are involved. This includes public pools. The larger the public pool, the more people involved, ergo, the higher the...

HOA Pool Management

Did you know that California recently changed its laws concerning the maintenance, rules, and regulations on HOA pools? With HOAs in every state, it could be only a matter of time before these laws are adopted in other states. There are currently over 350,000 Homeowners Associations in the United States and approximately 20 more are created every day. With Florida having the largest number of...

Top 10 Reasons Your Commercial Pool Gets Shut Down - A Guide to Safe Swimming Pool Operations & Management

Commercial Swimming Pool operators and managers have many other daily tasks other than maintaining the pool. Fixing heating systems, leaking sinks, squeaking doors, taking care of the grounds around the facility etc…and oh yeah, the pool. Oftentimes, even a commercial swimming pool gets taken care of last, even though it is most likely the biggest liability on the property. As we know, there...

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...

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,...

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,...

Pool Operation Management

Pool maintenance plays a vital role in keeping pools in good operating condition and in compliance with  health codes. Unfortunately, it can be quite a difficult task at times, requiring daily testing to check water chemical levels in the pool, and frequent adjustments so that the chemicals stay in the acceptable range. Particularly when using non-digital testing methods and data recording...

LaMotte Spin Touch vs Non-Digital Testing

Pool water testing is a vital process when it comes to keeping pools functioning and safe. Testing is not only smart and responsible, but is also required by state health departments. Something pool operators must keep in mind is that the type of testing kit used can make a significant difference in testing results and ease of pool maintenance, and is therefore a decision with serious...

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