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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...

Certified Pool Operator - CPO Certification

Maintaining a pool’s chemical balance is a task that requires serious organization and coordination. Unless this is your full time job as a pool operator, maintaining the chemical balance of several pools, especially when they are at different locations, is an even greater task, and is often too much to handle for one employee, no matter how experienced they are. This task falls on the...

Commercial Pool Operators Need a Digital Pool Tester - Here's Why

Why a Digital Pool Tester for Your Commercial Pool? Managing commercial pools is a demanding task. Pool management can dominate large amounts of a commercial pool owner’s time, attention, and in some cases, capital expenditures. The Pool Shark H2O app, when combined with a digital pool tester, aims to rectify this by completely changing the way commercial pools are managed and maintained. 

Things to Think About with Lifeguard Recruitment

When it comes to finding employees to take measurements of pool chemicals and make adjustments, lifeguards are the perfect candidate. At most functioning and busy public pools, lifeguards are on duty for hours at a time, allowing them to take water chemical tests several times throughout the day. Their primary responsibility as pool supervisors means they are always nearby and often available...

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